Traffic clearway restrictions to be placed from July

FRA chief executive Jonathan Moore at the work site along Kings Road in Nausori. Picture: SUPPLIED

A CLEARWAY traffic management system restriction will be placed on the kerbside from July 8, 2019.

The Fiji Roads Authority is advising members of the public that this will be done on strategically important roads around Suva.

In a statement, FRA chief executive Jonathan Moore said this restriction would prevent all vehicles (except buses at designated bus bays) from stopping, picking up, dropping off and parking during peak traffic periods in both directions.

“The FRA will be working with schools along these routes to designate specific drop-off/pick-up zones. We will be marking the clearways with a dashed yellow line, in addition to signposts and it will be illegal to drop-off and pick-up passengers when the vehicle is stopped at traffic lights or in stationary traffic,” Mr Moore said.

According to FRA,the first implementation Stage 1 is the McGregor–Bau–Rewa Street route. This will be implemented from 5am, Monday, July 8, 2019.

He said those restrictions would allow the full width of the road corridor to be available during the heaviest periods of traffic congestion.

“Clearways will improve public safety and reduce congestion, as there will be fewer vehicle conflicts and pedestrians will be more visible, which will help reduce the number of road accidents within Suva.”

Mr Moore said if the restrictions are not adhered to, a fine will be issued to the driver of the vehicle.

“Clearways are also tow away zones, hence any vehicle parked in a clearway will be towed and a fine will be issued, hence, motorists are requested to be conscious of these new changes and please follow all road signs.”

For more information, members of the public are advised to contact FRA on email: info@fijiroads.org or call their toll free number 5720.

The peak periods for clearway restrictions are from:

– 06:30am – 09:30am

– 04:00am – 06.30pm

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