RMS preparing for asphalt-laying in Port Vila Urban Development Project

Work has begun for what will be the last major piece of work on Phase 1 of Port Vila Urban Development Project.

RMS, the Australian contractors engaged on the Port Vila Urban Development Project (PVUDP), has issued a notice to their partners and stakeholders notifying them of the work taking place at Freshwota.

Pavement profiling commenced from Freshwota Au Bon Marche (ABM towards Freshwota roundabout overnight on Wednesday. Profiling is the last step in preparation for the asphalt-laying operation, which is set to commence mid-late next week.

RMS Engineer, Mr Jack Mc Donald, describes profiling “as the basis for new road profiles. It’s the last step before asphalt is laid.”

“Profiling is the process of removing inconsistencies in the road’s profile to the specified depth in preparation for the final layer of asphalt” Mr McDonald continues.

“The profiling works will take place overnight for the next week; starting at 8pm finishing at 5am” says Donald.

“Roads users are advised to expect delays during this period of work.

The asphalt program is due to commence mid-late this week and expected to last approximately six weeks.


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