Vu­galei Bridge down to one lane

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There will be a sin­gle lane clo­sure on the Vu­galei Bridge along Kings Road in Tailevu for emer­gency bridge deck re­pair from 10am to­day.

Fiji Roads Au­thor­ity chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer John Hutchin­son said traf­fic would be re­duced to a sin­gle lane to al­low the contractor to work on the bridge. “Through­out the re­pair works, one side of the bridge will re­main open, al­low­ing one lane of traf­fic to op­er­ate in one di­rec­tion, while the other side of the bridge is un­der con­struc­tion,” Mr Hutchin­son said. He said this work was essen­tial to help pro­long the life of the bridge. “Works will in­clude re­pair to the dam­aged con­crete bridge deck. Please note that there are no al­ter­na­tive routes avail­able, hence mo­torists are ad­vised to take ex­tra time whilst trav­el­ling in the area to avoid de­lays. And, pedes­trian ac­cess will be pro­vided.” There will also be a speed re­stric­tion of 30km/hr across the sin­gle lane. “We are urg­ing mo­torists to ad­here to the speed lim­its and use cau­tion while ap­proach­ing and trav­el­ing through the work zone,” he said.

Mean­while, a full clo­sure of the bridge will be from 6pm to­mor­row (July 9) till 4am Mon­day (July 11). “We apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience caused whilst we re­pair the bridge which will pro­vide im­proved ac­cess for the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

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