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Streetlight Scoping For Labasa, Savusavu

  The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) will be completing streetlight scoping for new streetlights in Labasa and Savusavu over the next month. This was confirmed by the FRA chief executive
28 May 2017 11:00
Streetlight Scoping For Labasa, Savusavu
Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer John Hutchinson.

 

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) will be completing streetlight scoping for new streetlights in Labasa and Savusavu over the next month.

This was confirmed by the FRA chief executive officer John Hutchinson yesterday.

He said thereafter the FRA would issue a tender and a contractor and this work would be engaged with the works to be completed in 2017/2018.

“The FRA is urging drivers to learn and follow the road rules,” Mr Hutchinson said.

“If a pedestrian is on a marked crossing, they are required to stop and give way.

“It is clear that drivers are ignoring the road rules and placing the lives of the pedestrians at risk.”

Concerning the two separate accidents involving pedestrians being hit by vehicles while using the zebra crossing next to the Holy Family Parish Church this year, Mr Hutchinson said they were not aware that no amber lights were placed at the crossing.

“The FRA has reviewed this particular crossing and intends to install amber pedestrian flashing lights at the crossing,” he said.

“Other traffic calming measures including narrowing the road to slow drivers down will also be programmed.

“As far as the streetlights are concerned, the maintenance contractor has mobilised and commenced work.

“They are progressively working through the backlog of maintenance issues.

“The FRA team will also be completing streetlight scoping for new streetlights in Labasa and Savusavu over the next month or so.”

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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