Loto Samasoni road development continues
Road works connecting Ma’agao and Fa'atoia are underway, Government documents show.
The extension of the Loto Samasoni road follows the commissioning of the Loto Samasoni bailey bridge funded by the Australian Government late last year.
The road work is being carried out by Ulia Construction Ltd for a contract of just over $905,000.
The contract was awarded in September, according to the Ministry of Finance records.
The road development in the area is expected to ease traffic from the four lanes on Vaitele Street and Cross Island Road.
Last year, prior to the opening of the Loto Samasoni Bailey bridge, Land Transport Authority (L.T.A.) Chief Executive Officer, Galumalemana Titi Tutuvanu-Schwalger, said the aim was to continue carrying out the Loto Samasoni project from Ma’agao to Fa'atoia as soon as surveys and investigations are complete.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of the Loto Samasoni bridge, Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi said the road works in the area will be a great help in redistributing traffic and decreasing travelling time for motorists.
M.O.F. procurement records show the Ma’agao to Fa’atoia road is not the only road development for Upolu in the pipeline of the implementing agency, L.T.A.
Road development tender awards were also awarded in September including the reconstruction of Faleatiu Road by Ott Constructors for the cost of about $1.8 million; the reconstruction of Fasitoo Road, Fasitoo-uta by Lucky Construction for more than $2 million; the reconstruction of Sapulu Road, Faleasiu by R & R Construction for about $2.3 million; and the construction of Lalomanu Road & Seawall, Ulutogia by Silva Group for nearly $1.4 million.
Other road works include the reconstruction of Tuanai Road & Faleula-Malie Road by Achatz Construction for about $1.4 million; the construction of Utumoa Road, Aele to Levaula by Webster Works & Infrastructure for more than $1 million; the reconstruction of Falelauniu Loop Road by Ulia Construction for $1.2 million; the reconstruction of Lufilufi uta Road by Lee Transport for nearly $860,000; the reconstruction of Mulivai Outfall by K.L.S.S. Landscaping Services & Civil Works for more than $280,000 and the reconstruction of Savea Road, Malololelei by Ott Constructors for more than $815,000.
Capital works for Savai’i includes the reconstruction of Safotu Access Road by the Big Island Construction for nearly $540,000; the reconstruction of the Paia and Samauga Road by T.M. Transport for more than $365,000; the reconstruction of the Falealupo Road by Sakalafai Contractors for about $745,000 and the construction of the Papaloa Access Road, Salelologa by Apia Lua Ltd for more than $563,000.