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Vehicles to adhere to weight restrictions: FRA

August 15, 2018 6:50 pm

Vehicles and trucks traveling across the Tamavua-I-Wai Bridge in Lami are expected to adhere to the weight restrictions that will come into effect next Monday.

The bridge will undergo weight and lane restrictions as the Fiji Roads Authority’s latest inspection has indicated the bridge is deteriorating.

FRA Acting Chief Executive, Robert Sen says the weight and lane restrictions will be in place for the next six weeks.

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”Our message to the heavy goods vehicles to plan their crossing times to this bridge possibly if they can have their deliveries or their crossing at night times when their weights are more than 32 tonnes and during the day their weight is 20 tonnes so most of the vehicles will be able to cross during day times.”

Meanwhile, Road Haulage Association President Hector Smith has expressed disappointment on the restriction.

”We are not happy but what option do we have. I think we have suggested that a bailey bridge which caters for the heavy goods vehicle to be seriously considered to be put in place while lighter vehicles could travel and the majority people won’t be affected.”

Meanwhile, the FRA say some ground conditions have delayed the replacement of the Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge, however there are plans to replace the bridge next year.

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