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Speed restriction of 30 km/per hour for Tamavua-i-Wai bridge

The Tamavua-i-Wai bridge has a speed restriction of 30 kilometres per hour. In a statement, the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) said that the traffic management setup was reviewed by the project team yesterday and a decision was made to remove the speed barriers from both ends of the bridge to accommodate traffic flow. FRA: “The 18 […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

June 15, 2016 8:27 am

The Tamavua-i-Wai bridge has a speed restriction of 30 kilometres per hour.

Motorist travelling to Tamavua-i-wai bridge are encouraged to travel at 30km per hour. (FRA)
Motorist travelling to Tamavua-i-wai bridge are encouraged to travel at 30km per hour. (FRA)

In a statement, the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) said that the traffic management setup was reviewed by the project team yesterday and a decision was made to remove the speed barriers from both ends of the bridge to accommodate traffic flow.

FRA: “The 18 tonne weight restriction and 30km speed restriction will need to remain in place for both lanes until completion of the remaining strengthening works under the bridge. For the safety of our workers and the public it is essential that haulage companies continue to observe the weight restriction. Otherwise we may need to reintroduce the single lane operation again.”

(FRA).
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The bridge was reopened to two lanes of traffic on Sunday.

A bus travelling from Suva to Lami on the Tamavua-i-Wai bridge. (FRA)
A bus travelling from Suva to Lami on the Tamavua-i-Wai bridge. (FRA)

FRA said the FRA contractor Fulton Hogan Highways Civil had completed the most critical strengthening works ahead of time.

FRA: “This will enable use of both lanes of the bridge with an on-going weight restriction whilst the remaining work is completed.”

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