24th October 05:55 PM
SCC ensures works to be done outside peak traffic hours
By Lena Reece
Thursday 05/10/2017
Major traffic jam along Rodwell Road that was caused by Suva City Council personnel putting up a banner in the middle of peak hour traffic

The Suva City Council has confirmed they will now ensure that all banners that are to be put up in the city or other works of that sort will be done outside peak traffic hours.

This is after Fijivillage had brought to the attention of the council serious concerns that were raised by motorists yesterday morning about a major traffic jam along Rodwell Road that was caused by Suva City Council personnel putting up a banner at around 8.30am in the middle of peak hour traffic.

When contacted by Fijivillage, the Suva City Council was not aware of the incident however, they have confirmed that they have addressed the issue.

Eye witnesses confirmed to Fijivillage that two trucks had blocked two lanes near the Suva market and motorists were given way on a single lane along Rodwell Road which is the main point of entry into the City.

The work that could have been done outside peak hour traffic period to avoid further road congestion backed up traffic as far as the Walu Bay roundabout coming into Rodwell Road up until the Suva Market.

What made things worse was that the Remembrance Day banner which was put up said Least We Forget.


This banner showing 'least' instead of 'lest' has since been removed

We contacted the authorities to ensure that they change it to Lest We Forget.

The banner has been removed.

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