Caption: Repairs underway on the slip that has cut off the Namuamua Rd in Namosi. Photo: SUPPLIED.
May 19, 2015. Work by Fulton Hogan Hiways is underway in the Namosi Highlands to restore access to the village of Namuamua, 60 kilometres west of Suva.
Located at the end of the Namuamua Feeder Road, 15 kilometres from the Namosi Road junction, the small dalo farming community of some 15 households lost all vehicle access when recent heavy rains worsened an existing, smaller slip on Namuamua Road, about 500 metres away from the junction.
“If the weather is favourable, it will take at least three weeks to complete the project,” said Fulton Hogan HIways Project Technician, Aminisitai Cavuilati.
“We are shifting the road inland and are in the process of cutting the hills back by four metres with the use of a rock breaker and two excavators. The work team camps up here from Monday to Saturday to get the work done,” said Mr Cavuilati.
Fulton Hogan Hiways is working with the Fiji Roads Authority in providing the rural sector with a better land transport network.