Drainage upgrade works begins Monday

The Land Transport Authority has advised members of the public that drainage upgrade works on Beach Road will start on Monday at the three corner intersection in front of the flea market at Savalalo.

The authority has appealed to the public to take note of the drainage upgrade works which will run for three weeks.

"The Authority wishes to advise the travelling and general public that drainage upgrade works will commence on Monday 8 February 2021 at the three corner intersection between Fugalei Street and Beach Road in front of the Savalalo flea market."

"The drainage upgrades will require a partial closure of the left turning lane from Fugalei street onto Beach road in front of the Bistro Tatau Restaurant heading towards Sogi. This is for the first phase of the project which will take three weeks to construct."

The L.T.A. has advised all motorists to drive safely and adhere to the road signs in the vicinity. 

"We regret the inconvenience that this will cause to the public but we request for your assistance and cooperation for a long-term improvement of our public drainage network."

In a recent interview with the Tautua party leader, Afualo Dr Wood Salele, he urged the Government to prioritise the fixing of the country's drainage system in town to lessen the chances of the town area being flooded due to heavy rainfall.

He believes that the Government should allocate its resources appropriately and also made reference to reinvestment in the development of Apia especially in terms of a drainage system.

The Apia town area has suffered two recent flooding that led to businesses and homes being affected. Some families had been evacuated from their homes as it was unsafe and unhygienic to live in.

Businesses and local firms were forced to closed down temporarily due to damages caused by the flooding which they suffered major cost.

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