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FRA suspends night work due to arrogant and inconsiderate drivers

May 6, 2019 4:30 pm

The behavior of some inconsiderate drivers has forced the Fiji Roads Authority to suspend all night works.

The works were on the four-lane project along the Kings Road.

Fiji Roads Authority Chief Executive Jonathan Moore says speeding has become a concern for their night road workers because the new road surface has been completed for two lanes.

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He says they cannot put the lives of their workers at risk so there will be no road works at night as it’s proven to be the most dangerous time for road workers.

Moore adds it’s very frustrating to see arrogant and inconsiderate drivers continue to treat the active construction as a highway, despite road construction signs in place.

He says some motorists drive on the Kings Road like it’s a busy highway however, it’s not as it’s a road under construction.

The safety of FRA workers is paramount therefore, the Chief Executive is calling on drivers to treat the construction site with respect and allow workers to conduct their work in a safe environment to avoid any incident.

Motorists are reminded to slow down as indicated by the temporary traffic signs, follow the instructions of the site traffic personnel, and pay attention while driving along the construction sites.

Work on the 3.8km upgrade project is anticipated to be completed by the end of next month, weather permitting.

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