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Drop extra load

Luke Rawalai
Monday, June 09, 2014

THE Fiji Roads Authority, Land Transport Authority and the Fiji Police Force will work together to monitor weight load in commercial vehicles.

It follows concerns by the FRA board chairman and permanent secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, Lieutenant Colonel Pio Tikoduadua on overloaded vehicles using the Naiborebore bypass on Kings Rd.

He had instructed FRA to address this issue.

FRA's Onarina Umu said a working group had been formed as a result of a meeting held at the FRA headquarters last Wednesday.

"FRA, LTA and the police all share the same concerns when it comes to the issue of overloading as vehicle performance and stability can be affected," she said.

FRA's maintenance works manager, Dale Nicholls had also raised his concerns on the degree of damage sustained by the country's roads, bridges and jetties as a result of overloading.

"FRA's consultants, MWH Fiji and maintenance contractor Fulton Hogan Hiways joint venture will also be assisting with the campaign," Mr Nicholls said.

"We need to ensure that suitable locations are brought up to standard to enable this operation to occur and we will assist the LTA and the police by providing lighting and traffic management as and when requested."

He said signboards would be put up to remind drivers of the maximum legal weight limits.








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