Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) wishes to advise members of the public that Vaileka Bridge in Rakiraki Town will be closed for urgent repairs from 8pm tonight.
The existing bridge decking on Vaileka Bridge cannot safely serve vehicular traffic. As a result, the bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic for the next four months.
During the bridge closure period, the vehicular traffic will be controlled with local area temporary traffic management. The public is advised that the Rakiraki Town can be accessed via Korotale Road only.
The Government Services such as Hospital, National Fire Authority, Water Authority of Fiji, Land Transport Authority and the FRA among others can be accessed via Rakiraki Access Road only.
The road diversion is pertinent only to vehicular traffic and the pedestrian access will be maintained as normal through this period.
The bridge will reopen in November 2019 after remediation works which will include installation of new steel beams and concrete deck.
Members of the public travelling along this area to take this notice into account when finalizing travel plans. FRA wishes to apologies for the short term inconvenience. For further queries please call FRA on 5720.