Nadi Town road fi­asco

Dor­sami Naidu, Nadi

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

What is hap­pen­ing in Nadi Town, Na­maka, Mart­in­tar and the peri ur­ban ar­eas of Nadi that it has be­come a fi­asco?

The num­ber of traf­fic lights in­stalled or will be in­stalled sug­gests that some­body out there has a fixed bud­get for ac­qui­si­tion of th­ese lights and wants to ex­haust the same re­gard­less of whether it is prac­ti­cal and help in traf­fic flow.

At the junc­tion of the Nadi back­road, An­drews Road and Nawaka Road, a large round­about would be the best so­lu­tion and far more prac­ti­cal than the huge num­ber of lights, which will play havoc with our driv­ers. Also, take away the lights on Queens Road op­po­site the Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity (FNU); the tram line does not have any warn­ing lights or gates, but there are lights fur­ther down just for pedes­tri­ans. If in­stal­la­tion was done to ac­com­mo­date the rail­way cross­ing, would this not have been more sen­si­ble?

What about the lights near Rosie Tours/ Mt St Mary’s/Quik­stop and again Moun­tain­view junc­tion? Can some­one ex­plain the logic of all this?

Again, when one drives down Lod­hia Street and Sahukhan St, can this not be turned into dou­ble lanes so that traf­fic flow left and right into Hospi­tal Road and post of­fice road is en­hanced and in­stead of lights a sim­ple round­about would bet­ter as­sist traf­fic flow.

The flow of traf­fic into the Queens Road from Vu­navau lane and Korovoilu lane into Queens Road is re­stricted to a left turn and right turn re­spec­tively.

One can­not go into Korovoilu lane across Queens Road from Vu­navau lane nor turn right into Queens Road.

Sim­i­larly, from Korovoilu lane one can­not turn right into Queens Road.

A round­about here would be per­fect and there would be no need to re­strict traf­fic move­ment.

Also, al­low­ing people to use Vu­navau lane to en­ter into Baker lane de­spite there be­ing a no en­try sign, I hope it is not be­cause of the Land Trans­port Au­thor­ity (LTA) and cer­tain other Govern­ment of­fices be­ing lo­cated there.

All the con­crete is­lands be­ing put in af­ter the last lot were taken out makes one won­der whose money is be­ing used for this ex­per­i­ment. Nadi Town proper is a bot­tle­neck for traf­fic.

Then, there are lanes and side streets in Nadi Town, which are more like a horse track, but then I could go on and on.

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