New hope has been restored after the Qelekuro Crossing was upgraded, allowing hundreds of villagers along the coast of Tailevu to commute safely.
Qelekuro Crossing is located along the Dawasamu Road in Tailevu.
Fiji Roads Authority General Manager Network Operations and Maintenance Aram Goes says the crossing had suffered some major superstructure failure in the past and needed urgent repairs.
“One of the major causes of these damages on the deck was the impacts of haulage operations from the nearby local Quarry, which has been recently established at Dawasamu.”
He said the crossing is a bus route and the repairs were essential to help alleviate road user safety.
“Some works included new deck overlay, replacement of damaged concrete kerbs, and construction of the new concrete approaches along with realignment of the water channel to reduce the likelihood of reoccurring scour damage to the approaches.”
“FRA is advising the public to drive carefully across the crossing as per the posted speed limits and comply with the weight restrictions placed.”
Goes thanked the people of Tailevu for their patience and support during these important works.