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5 More Weeks Of Traffic Lights Out Of Commission

It is not only the traffic signals for vehicles, but there are signs for pedestrians to cross at any time because the signals are not working.
30 Sep 2020 08:29
5 More Weeks Of Traffic Lights Out Of Commission
Some traffic lights around Suva City are expected to be out of service for five weeks. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Daily commuters to and from Suva City will have to wait for at least another five weeks before traffic lights are fully functional, says the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA).

Traffic lights at the busy Central Road and Thomson Street intersection, Edward Street and Thomson Street intersection and the Renwick Road and Pratt Street junction have not been working for more than a week.

It is not only the traffic signals for vehicles, but there are signs for pedestrians to cross at any time because the signals are not working.

“We are fully upgrading the traffic signals as such all works will be completed in the next five weeks,” the authority responded to the queries that were sent.

“Motorists are advised to follow the speed limit signage set up for the temporary traffic management for easy access and pedestrians are advised to follow the signages in place.”

Zulfikar Ali, 39, a taxi driver said there was no traffic management except for a short while in the morning.

“Most times travelling through these lights is dangerous, especially with pedestrians crossing whenever they want,” he said.

Marica Yabaki, a pedestrian said the pedestrian lights were very important because school children used them as well.

“The way some people drive is really bad. Some drivers speed towards crossing pedestrians. I request Police to be present full time at these lights.”

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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