10 August 2017
Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) would like to advise members of the public that on Queen Elizabeth Drive from Cakobau Road junction to the entrance of the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs will be temporarily closed for pavement and sealing works from Friday, 11 August till Friday, 24 August.
As a consequence members of the public are requested to access to the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs, Lands Department, and Fiji Revenue and Customs Service including the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova from Ratu Sukuna Road.
FRA GM Network Operations and Maintenance Aram Goes says that the road works carried out on Queen Elizabeth Drive includes rehabilitation of the road pavement, new asphalt surface, provision of parking, formalized parking areas in collaboration with the Suva City Council.
“In addition we are providing power and access for electricity to the seawall side of the walkway where the Suva City Council has planned to do fairy lighting to provide better illumination of the walkway section here from Cakobau Road and down to the frontage of the Presidents Grounds entrance.”
“It has previously been a dark area where we receive a lot of customer complaints. So the outcome of this project will see the smartening up and upgrading of the Central town area in front of the Presidents Grounds that ties in to the Albert Park Project. “
Mr Goes also ironed out the scope of work that will be carried out on Queen Elizabeth Drive.
“It is important that we explain the extensive road works that is taking place here. The scope of work is for full rehabilitation of the aged and deteriorated road between Cakobau Rd and Ratu Sukuna Rd that includes costs associated to upgrades of existing stormwater lines, subsoil drainage, flushing of existing cesspits and culverts, removal of existing Kerb and Channel due to raised pavement levels for road reconstruction, new Kerb & Channel and Dish Channels on both sides, importing gravel to construct 150mm additional pavement and stabilization with cement to a depth of 250mm, application of a membrane seal followed by 56mm thick asphalt surface, new footpath along the Thurston Gardens and Presidents Grounds to Nasova Road including power supply ducting, new streetlights and provision for garden lighting and decorative fairy lights (by Suva City Council) on the seaside walkway.
Mr Goes says that FRA has in its future plans the continuation of road improvement works along Queen Elizabeth Drive up to the Laucala Bay Road intersection.
Members of the public are advised to contact Fiji Roads Authority on 5720 if they have questions pertaining to road works in this area.
Read Full Report Here: A SECTION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH DRIVE CLOSED FOR ROAD UPGRADE WORK FROM 11th to 24th AUGUST