21st March 09:40 AM
FRA releases details on the rehabilitation project of Queen Elizabeth Drive
By Anamika Singh
Friday 11/08/2017

The Fiji Roads Authority is working on a $3.4 million road rehabilitation project on the Queen Elizabeth Drive.

Fiji Roads Authority General Manager Network Operations and Maintenance Aram Goes has provided details of the project.

Goes says the scope of work is for full rehabilitation of the aged and deteriorated road between Ratu Cakobau road and Ratu Sukuna road 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 and Channel and Dish Channels on both sides of the road, importing gravel to construct a 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 President’s 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.

He says the Thurston Gardens and President’s Grounds are undergoing major upgrades and the enhanced development of these public areas will provide safe and easy access, and show off these unique areas of Suva to residents and visitors alike.

Goes says the upgrades of the Thurston Gardens and President’s Grounds will make this an attractive view also providing more space on the increasingly busy Queen Elizabeth Drive walkway.

FRA has confirmed that the span of work is for full rehabilitation of the aged road between Ratu Cakabau road and the junction of Ratu Sukuna Road currently but work will continue in sections for whole of Queen Elizabeth Drive during the year.

Goes says parking will be provided along the seaside area of Queen Elizabeth Drive and this will be properly sealed and drained to avoid the unsightly mess, mud and ponding created by current parking conditions. 

He says they are working closely with the Suva City Council who are arranging landscaping improvements in conjunction with this project.

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