Restoration works progressing in the Western and Northern Division

Restoration works progressing in the Western and Northern Division

By Karishma Kumari
Tuesday 21/02/2023
[Photo: Fiji Roads Authority]

Fiji Roads Authority Acting Chief Executive Officer Sonal Goundar says the overall flood damage restoration works in the Western and Northern Divisions are about 40% complete.

He says the majority of bus routes have been restored in Sigatoka and Nadi whereas in Ba, Tavua, and Rakiraki 60% of the bus routes have been restored while all bus routes in Lautoka are accessible.

Goundar says there have been three major slips in the Western Division which are along Queens Road at Nawai, Nausori Highland Road near Mulomulo Mosque, and Nadarivatu Road near Nadarivatu Government Station.

He says their main effort remains to be opening up the bus and main supply routes for operation once the roads are deemed safe for use.

The CEO urges motorists to drive to the conditions on secondary roads as there is still a lot of silt and debris on some of the roads.

Goundar says the reinstatement works will commence today, subject to favorable weather.

He says in the Northern Division, FRA personnel, and contractors are also working to restore the main supply routes and bus routes on the Northern side of Labasa including the reinstatement works at Wairiki Crossing in Suweni, Nabiti Nasigasiga Road in Dreketi, Qawa Crossing in Bulileka and sections along Wainikoro Road in Labasa.

The CEO further says there are still some low-level crossings around Seaqaqa / Navidamu area are underwater due to the continuous rain and landslide at Nakabuta Settlement along Kubulau Road in Wainunu, Bua is affecting the bus route between Kubulau and Wainunu.

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