The Fiji Times » FRA conducts live traffic analysis to gather real-time data on future traffic jams

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is conducting real-time traffic analysis along the Suva-Nausori corridor to establish baseline data for future congestion and capacity improvements.

FRA Director General Kamal Prasad said the main objective of the exercise was to collect real-time data on the time it takes private passenger vehicles to reach certain landmarks such as traffic lights , settlements, roundabouts and intersections along Kings Road and Princes Road during rush hour traffic.

“By not having the police to control the main intersections, we give much better data on the length of queues and the behavior of drivers at these intersections,” Prasad said.

“For example, after the vehicle counting exercise, we will be able to determine from models the algorithms optimized for the operation of traffic lights, the locations to install overpasses and the locations to install cameras to deter drivers from blocking. intersections.”

Mr Prasad said these improvements could negate the need for police to control rush-hour traffic.

“There are other outcomes we are looking for, such as known travel time during peak periods, efficient and effective transport, etc.

“Our main point of reference for this exercise has been the Vuci Road and Foster Road roundabouts, so daily from 6am to 9am and 4pm to 7pm, and at 15 minute intervals, cars leave at the reference via Kings Road and Princes Road.”

The exercise began on March 8 and will end on March 18, 2022.

Charles J. Kaplan