Parts of Kings Road dug up and left for months along the Suva-Nausori corridor

Parts of Kings Road dug up and left for months along the Suva-Nausori corridor

By Marika Rasekaseka , Alifereti Sakiasi
Thursday 18/05/2023
Dug up and unsealed manhole at the Laqere lights intersection

Serious concerns have been raised by road users along the Suva Nausori corridor after seeing parts of Kings Road along the Suva-Nausori corridor dug up and left damaged for months with nothing done about it.

The most damaged parts of the road is seen on the far left lane from Suva to Narere.

When questioned by fijivillage News on what is being done about this as perfectly sealed roads are dug up and not sealed for months resulting in major potholes, Fiji Roads Authority Chief Executive Officer Kamal Prasad says they have received concerns from members of the public but FRA is waiting for a work completion notice from the Water Authority of Fiji as many of the damaged roads were caused by pipe bursts.

Prasad says they will re-look into the issue once the next budget is allocated.

He says water bursts on our roads are also caused by heavily loaded vehicles.

Prasad says they have been waiting so they can seal and patch the damaged side of the road.

However he says after receiving concerns a few months ago, they have repaired some parts of the damaged roads around the Suva Nausori area and will attend to it if the concern is really serious.

He says some roads in Fiji will worsen during this rainy season, but they will work on it after the National Budget is announced.

Water Authority of Fiji Chief Operating Officer, Seru Soderberg says they work very closely with the Fiji Roads Authority when it comes to the repair of burst mains.

Soderberg says once they have received a complaint for a burst, they first seek FRA’s approval to open the road for repairs and once the repairs are completed, FRA is informed about the work been done and they continue with their resealing of the road section that has been excavated.

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