FRA begins immediate restoration of flood-damaged roads and assessment on cost

FRA begins immediate restoration of flood-damaged roads and assessment on cost

By Rashika Kumar
Friday 05/04/2024

As sections of road infrastructure throughout all divisions have been severely impacted after the heavy rainfall and flooding experienced lately, the Fiji Roads Authority have started immediate restoration of the affected section of roads and are also carrying out assessments throughout Fiji.

While responding to questions by fijivillage News, FRA says the continued rainfall also poses a significant challenge for FRA to fast-track road infrastructure repairs and restoration.

FRA says they are trying to accelerate immediate restoration of all the road infrastructure that have been damaged to make the roads accessible to all the travelling public.

They say due to the emergency situation of accelerating restoration works on damaged road infrastructure across the country, FRA will engage more contractors and resources to rapidly address these routes to restore to proper serviceable levels.

They say as FRA continues the restoration program, they are also assessing and identifying resilient solutions for severely impacted road infrastructure and full restoration works, weather permitting.

They also say the introduction of resurfacing via a mill and fill treatment of key roads will be facilitated.

FRA says potholes are a major recurring issue and they are working around the clock to reinforce resources and manpower to get the road network to serviceable levels and more strategic plans are being drawn up to have a pothole reduction programme to minimize the pothole runs and re-occurrence.

FRA also says they are working with key stakeholders per area, councils and the provinces to address the drainage reticulation system.

They further say that bus routes are of top priority, especially in rural areas which have been drastically impacted by the high intensity rainfall in the last 3 months.

While responding to questions on the cost of the damage to the FRA infrastructure, they say they have mobilized team and contractors to urgently attend to the severely impacted road infrastructure, and are also assessing the cost of damage.

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