Ratu Dovi Road, Nadera
Satish Nakched, Suva
It is noted with interest of the road repair works that is currently in progress at the Ratu Dovi Road, near the junctions of Church Street and Qarase Road in Nadera.
I believe the top layer of the bitumen will be removed and resealed again. There are no plans to have the road widened in order to create more lanes to eliminate traffic congestions, and we all believe was the original intention. Some years ago the road widening works that started from the Nokonoko Road side came to a halt at Nadera and this project was abandoned. The double lane construction stopped at the Ratu Dovi Road near the Reba Circle junction, but the intent was to finish at the Laqere junction traffic lights. The White Fire and the Lomani Taxi bases were asked to move inwards to make way for the development. The lamp post were marked and identified for shifting. This heavily used portion upon completion would have delighted the motorist, improved the traffic flow and was the best solution during the peak hours. A lot of resources are now spent on resealing and better strategising would have given us both the benefits on the same cost.