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New routes will ease traffic

By FONUA TALEI The Suva City Council will put up more road signs to ease traffic since the closure of the Stinson Parade bridge. Motorists moving in and out of
29 Oct 2012 12:48

The Vatuwaqa bridge will remain closed to traffic. Photo: RAMA

By FONUA TALEI

The Suva City Council will put up more road signs to ease traffic since the closure of the Stinson Parade bridge. Motorists moving in and out of the capital city daily will be relieved to learn that alternative routes will be opened up in the city to ease traffic flow.
Speaking to the Fiji Sun yesterday from Hong Kong, council special administrator Chandu Umaria said traffic would be directed by relevant authorities.
“Last week we opened a new route from the Rodwell Road into the Suva Market car park into Harris Road going on to Walu Bay and Edinburgh Drive. We will be putting signs in Waimanu Road advising traffickers to take Robertson Road to detour to Harris Road. This new route will stop traffic going all the way to Stinson Parade and coming back to Village 6 Cinemas and into the Suva Market car park,” Mr Umaria said.
“The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has ordered control traffic lights for pedestrian crossings that we will be getting soon. Once the bridge opens the temporary roads will close to cater for parking.”
Since the closure of the bridge by the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) early this month, traffic to the Stinson Parade bridge had been diverted to the frontage of the Village 6 Cinemas right around to the Market car park.
A Bailey bridge is expected to be built on top of the Stinson Parade bridge to ease traffic flow.
In an earlier interview, FRA Change manager Fiji, Mike Rudge said construction of the Bailey bridge would take at least three months.
“The minimum amount of time to get a Bailey bridge dock is three months. To get the new bridges built will take 12 to 18 months,” Mr Rudge said.
Meanwhile, the Vatuwaqa bridge will remain closed to traffic.




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