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FRA changes roadwork pattern

November 2, 2017 7:31 am

There will not be any roadwork or pieces of equipment lying along Princes road in Suva during peak hours, effective from tomorrow.

This was highlighted by the Fiji Roads Authority who saw many Fijians especially exam students turning up late to school and work today.

FRA Chief Executive, Jonathan Moore says this will make it easier for traffic to flow and people to reach their destination on time.

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“We instructed the contractors to pull every piece of equipment and every member of their workforce off the road between six o’clock and nine-thirty in the morning and also between four o’clock and six in the evening as well so it can ease the congestion in the evening time as well. We don’t want kids to be affected and so we will change the working patterns to at least for the period till fourteenth of November to make sure there isn’t disruption going forward from here.”

Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary for Education, Iowane Tiko says students sitting for exams will be allowed to proceed with their papers even if they arrive late.

“We have also factored an internal message around all our school heads to ensure that candidates who arrive late at school are entertained and given access to their examination room.”

FRA says this new pattern is also to ensure that members of the public travel safe during peak hours.

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