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New software to improve traffic signals: FRA

January 28, 2019 4:48 pm

Work is underway to improve traffic signals, which is currently being blamed as one of the major contributors of peak hour traffic congestion.

The Fiji Roads Authority is working on getting a software that will synchronize the traffic signals following the proper installation of the network.

Chief Executive, Jonathan Moore says the traffic lights are installed and sequenced to change based on the use of roads.

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“For example – the traffic lights on Kings Road with two small side roads coming in to them – you might determine to give 80 percent of the green signals on the Kings Road section and 20 percent to the side roads because the volume of traffic is less and that is how you control congestion. So you vary the percentage for each direction depending on the use of the road.”

However, Moore says this is done using a very clever software which works hand in hand with a properly installed network.

“We don’t have that in Fiji. We about to get that. We are working towards that. So over the next 12 months when new traffic signals go in – they we will be getting this very clever software and that will be given in how these things change for us.”

The FRA is urging drivers to remain patient as these things take time.

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