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Bailey bridge to be constructed at Kasavu slip

06:37 Mon Mar 20, 2017

Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Savaira Tabua

Fulton Hogan Highways has been awarded the tender to construct a bailey bridge at the Kasavu slip along the Kings Highway.

This has been confirmed by the FRA Chief Executive John Hutchinson with less than half a million dollars to be spent on the project.

The Kasavu slip along the Kings highway has hindered movement of people and cargo since December and according to Hutchinson two months from now, a new bridge will ease the problems.

_"This will be a single lane bridge and will be controlled by a solar para traffic light."

Hutchinson says the FRA will shortly issue instructions to Fulton Hogan Hiways to commence work.

The Bailey bridge is a temporary solution, but will allow better traffic flow than the Bau-tikina by-pass which motorists have been using.

“If we have substantial continuing rain that may impact the opening date on that . Fair to say that the rain fall that we had since December has been significant and well in access of normal rainfall averages and that has had a rather significant impact on our road network.”

The Bau tikina bypass will remain open to traffic but with an eighteen tonne load limit.

Trucking companies which don’t adhere to this restriction will be taken to task.

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