16 June 2017
Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) would like to advise members of the public that the Waitolutolu Bridge on Vunidawa Road in Naitasiri will undergo maintenance this Sunday- June 18th.
As a result, the bridge will be temporarily closed from 8.00am to 6.00pm.
This is the same bridge that collapsed six weeks ago due to an overloaded truck that damaged the decking timbers.
FRA Chief Executive Officer John Hutchinson says in the interim, they have constructed a temporary foot crossing for the public.
“This is a planned closure that will allow our contractors to carry out the maintenance works. Work on the bridge will include replacing the transverse planks and running boards and repainting of beams.”
He has advised the public travelling along this area to take this notice into account when finalising travel plans.
“We have placed the public advisory signs on site for the past week and we wish to thank the public for their patience during these important works.”
Meanwhile, Mr Hutchinson is advising all heavy vehicle owners to comply with the vehicle axle load limits to prevent further deterioration of the road network caused by overloading.
Members of the public can contact FRA on 5720 with their queries.