FRA traffic plan not working, reverts to previous arrangement

Suva City Centre layout plan. Picture" SUPPLIED/FRA

THE Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is closely monitoring the road realigning and traffic redirecting works done within the Suva City Centre.

FRA CEO Jonathan Moore in a statement issued today said it had been noted that right-of-way restrictions, parking and off-loading practices along Renwick Road have made the changes at Renwick Road less effective than expected.

“We do not wish to perpetuate a solution that is not meeting expectation so with effect from 5am Friday morning (tomorrow) we will be reverting to the lane and direction arrangement that was in place prior to the recent change,” Mr Moore said.

“Please note that from Friday morning traffic from Ellery Street will again be able to turn left onto Renwick, to exit onto Pratt Street.

“The existing, right turn movement out of Ellery Street onto Renwick Road will remain for the two lanes through to Waimanu Road.

“As this was only a trial operation the extent of work required to revert to the previous arrangement is minor and disruption will be minimal during the time the changes are taking place.”

Mr Moore said they remained of the opinion that the center of Suva was not efficiently operational from a transportation perspective and would continue to seek improvement through the Greater Suva Transportation Study that was scheduled to report on findings by mid-2019.

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