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FRA Focuses On Pedestrian Access And Safety

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) general manager-central Aram Goes said the recent completion of the Kalabu Bridge walkway will improve safety and access for people who were previ­ously required to cross
04 Oct 2018 11:00
FRA Focuses On Pedestrian Access And Safety
The recent completion of the Kalabu Bridge walkway will improve safety and access for pedestrians. Photo: Fiji Roads Authority

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) general manager-central Aram Goes said the recent completion of the Kalabu Bridge walkway will improve safety and access for people who were previ­ously required to cross on the bridge deck.

The works included formation and setting of abutment founda­tions, installation of steel beams, timber decking with secure safe­ty handrails. The works took four weeks to complete.

“Transportation studies con­ducted by the Ministry of Trans­port has found that 70 per cent of people’s movement in Fiji are still on foot” said Mr Goes.

“In response to this, the FRA has an extensive footpath pro­gramme for 2018/2019 across Viti Levu and Vanua Levu including Adi Lady Davila Rd, Wainibuku Rd, Savusavu Town and Ba Town Roads just to name a few.”

The FRA is looking to include new footpaths in many of the road upgrade projects where this has safety benefits.

Mr Goes also said the current upgrade work in progress on Queens Road, by the Navua Hos­pital will see a provision of new footpaths and designated safe pe­destrian crossing points.

“These works will involve recon­struction of the aged and deterio­rated road pavements with new gravel layers, cement stabilisa­tion and new seal. The project in­cludes widening near the Navua Hospital entrance for a right turn bay, improving the safe access into the Hospital and no obstruc­tions for traffic passing along Queens Road.”

In addition, the FRA is lighting up Fiji with new streetlight in­stallations across the nation.

Source: Fiji Roads Authority

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