14 August 2018
Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) would like to advise members of the public that the Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge will undergo weight and lane restrictions taking effect from 8am, Monday 20th August as follows:
20Tonne- daytime from 5.00am to 8.00pm daily and;
32Tonne- single lane only during night time from 8.00pm to 5.00am daily
FRA Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Moore says they will be carrying out maintenance work to the bridge substructure that will provide support to the deck.
“Our latest inspection has indicated that there is deterioration and, whilst the bridge is still serviceable, we believe it is prudent to review the capacity of the bridge with our consultants,” Mr Moore said.
“Upon discussions with the Land Transport Authority and the Road Haulage Association, we have made a decision to restrict traffic single lane (controlled by traffic signals) during the night and early morning to allow heavy vehicles to cross.”
He said the single lane and weight restriction will be in place till the next six weeks.
Meanwhile, the FRA is planning the replacement of the Tamavua-i-Wai Bridge in the next 12 months.
We apologise for the short term inconvenience. For further queries please call the FRA on 5720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org