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Operation targets vehicle weights

Torika Tokalau
Thursday, June 12, 2014

THREE government agencies have formed a group in a joint operation to ensure safer roads.

The operation specifically targets educating commercial vehicle operators about their responsibilities when working within legal weight limits.

The partnership between the Fiji Roads Authority, Land Transport Authority and the Fiji Police Force follows a safety concern raised by FRA board chairman and Prime Minister's office permanent secretary Lieutenant Colonel Pio Tikoduadua on overloaded vehicles using the Naiborebore bypass on the Kings Rd.

FRA maintenance works manager Dale Nicholls said the concern was also on the damage to roads, bridges and jetties occurring as a result of overloading.

He said FRA's consultants MWH Fiji and maintenance contractor Fulton Hogan Hiways joint venture would also be assisting in the campaign.

Mr Nicholls said they needed to ensure that suitable locations were brought up to standard to enable this operation to occur and they would assist the LTA and police by providing lighting and traffic management as and when requested.

The campaign will be based near the Naiborebore bypass.








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