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Traffic lane restrictions from Caqiri to Pilling road today

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) will put in place temporary lane restrictions along Kings Road from Caqiri road to Pilling road to allow sufficient working area for the completion of critical water relocation pipe connections to the Kalabu Reservoir. FRA program manager for the Nadi and Suva road upgrading project, Zaina Khan said the Suva-Nausori corridor will […]

Peni Shute

May 1, 2016 5:45 pm

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) will put in place temporary lane restrictions along Kings Road from Caqiri road to Pilling road to allow sufficient working area for the completion of critical water relocation pipe connections to the Kalabu Reservoir.

Road works in 2014. (FRA)
(Fiji Roads Authority)

FRA program manager for the Nadi and Suva road upgrading project, Zaina Khan said the Suva-Nausori corridor will be reduced to two lanes starting at 10am tomorrow, straight after the early morning traffic clears.

KHAN: “Over the next two days, at the time of peak flows two lane priority may be given to prevailing heavy flows to ease traffic movement. In the mornings towards Suva and then in the evenings towards Nausori, as has been done previously under two-lane operation.”

The pipe connections are located under the Kings Road itself and are going to be carried out by the contractor, China Railway First Group in coordination with WAF.

She said the lane restrictions are in place to protect the multiple teams from CRFG and WAF that will be working on the pipe connections under the supervision of FRA consultant, MWH.

KHAN: “The teams will be working from 10am in the morning up to 10pm at night.”

“Thereafter the lanes will continue to be restricted while concrete for newly installed thrust blocks cures and achieves strength to allow the new pipe connections to accept the normal operating pressures from the water pipe network in Suva.”

Ms Khan said the lane restrictions will be lifted as soon as the concrete has achieved acceptable strength within two days.

KHAN: “Both WAF and FRA are pleased to report that they anticipate no water shutdowns during these works.”

She has advised motorists to slow down as indicated by the temporary traffic signs and follow the instructions of the site traffic personnel, especially at peak times over the next two days.

KHAN: “This will assist all road users in getting to their destinations as quickly as possible and protect the workforce putting their lives at risk in order to improve our road corridor and the utility infrastructure within it.”

Teams from China Railway First Group and Water Authority of Fiji will be working in the area from 10am to 10pm over the next two days.

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