FRA to replace traffic, pedestrian lights

WITH systems becoming obsolescent, the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has an active program in place to replace all traffic and pedestrian lights throughout Fiji over the next few years.

FRA chief executive officer Jonathan Moore said an ongoing study had determined more traffic lights were needed around the country and this would help ease congestion and have proper traffic organisation.

“We are upgrading 11 sites with the equipment that’s just arrived in the country. So by the end of April, all around Suva, we should have 11 new locations, 11 new sets of traffic lights in those locations. We’re also planning to work on Lautoka this year,” Mr Moore said.

He said, “867 streetlights will be installed between Lami and Sigatoka, not on the entire Queens Rd but near settlements in between villages and schools.

“These works are expected to be completed by June.”

Mr Moore added plans were in progress to get lights placed at the new Vatuwaqa bridge soon.

He said for pedestrian, crossing lights that were not working, warning signs had been installed and maintained to assure public safety.

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