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Trial reconfiguration to Walu Bay road network

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) wishes to advise members of the public of a trial reconfiguration of the road network in Walu Bay, Suva as a result of safety and congestion concerns in the area. In a statement, FRA chief executive officer John Hutchinson said the proposed changes to the road network are to enable a safe and […]

Peni Shute

August 15, 2016 2:12 pm

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) wishes to advise members of the public of a trial reconfiguration of the road network in Walu Bay, Suva as a result of safety and congestion concerns in the area.

(FRA)
(FRA)

In a statement, FRA chief executive officer John Hutchinson said the proposed changes to the road network are to enable a safe and efficient flow of traffic around the Narain Jetty for vehicles and pedestrians alike.

HUTCHINSON: “Improvements to the current traffic arrangements on Tofua Street, Niagra Street and Matua Street have been proposed by the FRA to help alleviate road user safety and congestion.”

Mr Hutchinson said these improvements would be trialled to determine its effectiveness on the overall road network and to determine whether they would be made permanent.

The changes are as follows:

  • Tofua Street to be Made One Way (Tofua Street restricted to westbound traffic only)
  • Niagra Street to be Made One Way (Niagra Street restricted to southbound traffic only)
  • A Section of Matua Street to be Made One Way
  • The section of Matua Street between Matua Street/Niagra Street intersection and the Matua Street/Amra Street intersection restricted to eastbound traffic only.

A barrier will be constructed at the Matua Street/Amra Street intersection preventing any drivers from:

  • turning right from Amra Street onto Matua Street
  • continuing travelling westbound on Matua Street past the Matua Street/Amra Street intersection.

The trial will end on Sunday, August 28, this year.

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