from Fiji Village today:
Upgrading of Labasa bus stand to start next week
The people of Labasa are looking forward to a much improved bus stand in the coming months as construction starts on upgrading the existing site next week.
Fiji Roads Authority Maintenance Works Manager Dale Nicholls said the existing bus stand has an unsealed surface that is very hard to maintain.
Nicholls said the existing layout also has poor management of the buses going in and out, stopping areas and overall pedestrian safety, factors that were taken into consideration with the design of the new bus stand.
While the construction work is taking place, buses will operate out of a temporary bus station situated further along Jaduram Street.
Nicholls said the Labasa Town Council has requested that FRA look at resurfacing the existing bus stand area and also asked to look at the safety and operation of the area particularly for pedestrians.
The new layout of the bus stand will also provide channeling for buses so that they line up in an orderly fashion with a separated pedestrian area to improve pedestrian safety.