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Pedestrian access and safety continues to improve

October 1, 2018 11:42 pm

Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is committed to public safety both on and off the roads, for motorists and pedestrians alike.

FRA General Manager- Central Aram Goes says the recent completion of the Kalabu Bridge walkway will improve safety and access for people that were previously required to cross on the bridge deck.

The works included formation and setting of abutment foundations, installation of steel beams, timber decking with secure safety handrails. The works took four weeks to complete.

Goes says, transportation studies conducted by the Ministry of Transport has found that 70 percent of people’s movement in Fiji are still on foot and in response to this, the FRA has an extensive Footpath Program for 2018/2019 across Viti Levu and Vanua Levu including Adi Lady Davila Rd, Wainibuku Rd, Savusavu Town and Ba Town Roads just to name a few”.

As well as these footpath projects, the FRA is always looking to include new footpaths in many of the road upgrade projects where this has safety benefits.

Goes explains the current upgrade work in progress on Queens Road, by the Navua Hospital, will see provision of new footpaths and designated safe pedestrian crossing points.

In addition, the FRA is lighting up Fiji with new streetlight installations across the nation, giving further safety and security to the people of Fiji.