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Kasavu Bailey Bridge, Now Open To Traffic

Kasavu Bailey Bridge, Now Open To Traffic
April 14
11:00 2017

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has opened Kasavu Bailey Bridge on time just as it said it would.

The new Kasavu Bailey Bridge in Tailevu was opened yesterday.

FRA chief executive officer John Hutchinson in an earlier report said the Bailey Bridge is single lane for buses, cars and trucks accommodating all legal load limits with a speed restriction of 15km/ hour.

This followed after the large slip at Kasavu/Baulevu Road Junction which had taken a great portion of the road because of the heavy rain triggered by Tropical Depression 04F in December last year.

Mr Hutchinson said FRA contractors had worked tirelessly around the clock to ensure that the Bailey Bridge was complete on schedule.

“The FRA is committed in keeping the major arterial roads, especially the Queens and Kings Roads open at all time.

“The public will no longer have to make long, tiresome detours to reach their destinations as this new Bailey Bridge will facilitate transport and business operations in the areas beyond,” Mr Hutchinson said.

He said that traffic controllers would manage traffic through the site until the traffic lights were installed at Kasavu.

“The FRA is advising the public to drive carefully across the new Bailey Bridge as per the posted speed limits and comply with the legal load limits.”

The cost to install the Bailey Bridge solution was $398,500 (VEP).

In a Facebook post yesterday, FRA said: “#TeamFRA is pleased to announce that the Kasavu Bailey Bridge in Tailevu is OPEN for buses, cars and trucks accommodating all legal load limits with a speed restriction of 15km/hour”

 

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