NATION

Residents Look Forward to Completion of Crossing

People of Vakabuli Paipai in Lautoka are looking forward to the completion of their Irish Crossing after it was partial­ly washed away last Sunday. Resident, Subash Chand, 65, said the
08 Feb 2018 11:00
Residents Look Forward to Completion of Crossing
Fiji Roads Authority workers at the Vakabuli Paipai Number One Crossing on February 5,2018. Photo: Karalaini Tavi

People of Vakabuli Paipai in Lautoka are looking forward to the completion of their Irish Crossing after it was partial­ly washed away last Sunday.

Resident, Subash Chand, 65, said the crossing was an integral part of their daily lives in terms of access­ing the main road. The damage has stopped students from attending school.

He commended the Fiji Roads Au­thority for its quick response in try­ing to get the bridges back in order.

“There are two bridges along the Vakabuli area which many of resi­dents have to cross in order to get to the main road. Students cannot go to school and even the buses are not allowed to come in,” he said.

“It was washed away on Sunday night but the authorities are al­ready here trying to get the bridge back so we can allow cars to come through.

“We must thank them for their hard work and tirelessly working to get the people back to their normal transportation routine.”

He said the residents were waiting for a long term solution with a new bridge to be constructed later this year.

FRA is advising members of the public to take extra precaution while travelling in these condi­tions and not to drive into water of unknown depth and current. The crossing is currently open to pedes­trians only.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback: karalaini.tavi@fijisun.com.fj

Fijisun E-edition
Advertise with fijisun
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: