FRA will limit work dur­ing peak hours to al­low for traf­fic flow

Fiji Sun - - Fiji Today - LOSIRENE LACANIVALU Road works in­clude: Edited by Percy Kean losirene.lacanivalu@fi­

The Fiji Roads Author­ity (FRA) will con­tinue work along the Suva-Nau­sori Cor­ri­dor, but have con­firmed that a num­ber of its op­er­a­tions will be limited con­sid­er­ing the morn­ing rush as school starts to­day.

FRA chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Jonathan Moore said the author­ity would con­tinue with its work but would limit the num­ber of work/ fronts that are open at the same time. “Con­trac­tors have been directed not to ob­struct lanes at peak times and we are chang­ing road and junc­tion pri­or­i­ties at peak times,” he said.

“A num­ber of road works will be put on hold dur­ing peak hours to ease traf­fic con­ges­tion. And more will be ex­plained dur­ing the press con­fer­ence to­day.” Se­vu­loni Qio of Nadawa, a bus checker for a prom­i­nent bus com­pany said he would leave for work at 5.45am with a bus driver for their first run from Clifton, Valelevu. Mr Qio said like ev­ery school year traf­fic jam was al­ways an is­sue whether there were road works or not.

“There are too many ve­hi­cles on our roads ev­ery­day and this why we have so many traf­fic jams, road works just be­gan re­cently and yes it does cause traf­fic jams dur­ing the morn­ing” he said

“We hope FRA will not have any road works in the morn­ing and in the af­ter­noon when school stu­dents are head­ing home and par­ents are re­turn­ing home from work.” - The Gaji Road en­try from the Gran­tham round­about in Suva is closed and ex­pected to open on Fe­bru­ary 10.

- Khalsa Road on Ta­mavua, Princes Road are af­fect­ing Ta­mavua vil­lagers, and some com­muters re­sid­ing in the New­town area. - Pre-works on Nokonoko Round­about, Suva, start daily from 9pm to 6am till Jan­uary 15th. Nokonoko Round­about resur­fac­ing works were planned to be com­pleted this week if weather per­mit­ted.

Photo: Lu­siana Tuimasala

Road works at Usher Street in Suva on Jan­uary 14, 2018.

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