Dear Editor – Its good to see a solution being taken to ease the current traffic congestion in Honiara.
Since last week the new Mataniko bridge had been designed to allow for three lane.
In the morning the west bound lane into the city was turned into two lane while eastbound traffic was reduced to a single lane.
In the afternoon, it was changed around.
The result had been overwhelming so to speak. And you can see the traffic moving.
I think this should be done a long time ago.
But anyway thanks to the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, the police and other stakeholders who have decided to make this happen.
I believe when the new four lane bridge is completed, the city’s traffic problem would ease and traffic would flow without much delay and complain.
Acknowledged is also extended to the hard working police traffic team, they have been doing a good job over the past weeks in the morning and in the afternoon to ensure the traffic is on the move.
Despite the heat, dust, and risk they are in, the men and women officers deserve our praise. So thanks for your time.
The other issue which the police and the planning committee needs to consider is the zebra crossing situated next to the Honiara City Council, infront of the Holy Cross.
This is because when people cross the road, and the traffic is being held-up and so it causes so much inconvenience to the traffic.
So something should be done about.
My other suggestion is that traffic lights should be placed in some parts of the city. As a growing modern city, we need traffic lights to control the flow of traffic and pedestrians.
In the meantime I’d like to commend the work done by Japanese contractor to improve our road.
The public had seen for themselves the effort and commitment being made to improve out city’s road.
Such visible development is what Solomon Islanders deserve to see rather than funds being poured without seeing anything tangible happening.
So thanks Japanese government for your commitment to this nation.
With the bus lanes and the underpass ready to be used soon, I know my fellow country men and women residing in Honiara just can’t wait.
Once thank you to all of those who have supported our project.
Moses Dan Rata