Phase 2 of Apia Waterfront Event Space starts next week

Members of the public can expect delays and inconvenience in terms of finding parking space at Matagialalua next week.

It comes as the Government moves to close certain areas for Phase 2 of the Apia Waterfront Event Space construction.

This was confirmed by Ruth Ueselani, A.C.E.O. of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.) in a public notice.

“Phase 2 for construction of the Event Space along the Apia Waterfront at Matagialalua will commence in November,” the notice reads. 

“Therefore the area highlighted will be fully closed off from public access as of Monday 05 November 2018.

“The area is in front of the FMFMII (Government Building) at Matagialalua, to the west of the existing Construction Site towards the Clock Tower Boulevard, bounded from the south by the Beach Road footpaths and north by the access road into Matagialalua. This area will be closed off until construction works is completed in May 2019.

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“To alleviate any parking restriction due to construction works please note the following and refer to the image below:

• A temporary car park area is available at the old Fale Pulenuu location (TP#1).

• Within the next 2 weeks a second temporary carpark area shall be made available between the Central Bank Building and the FMFMII Building (TP#2).

• Car park spaces created in Phase 1 shall be made available once construction is completed.

• Vehicle traffic going into the Central Bank Building, FMFMII Building and properties within the Matagialalua area shall continue to enter from the Clock Tower roundabout exist.

• The road immediately in front of the steps of the FMFMII Government Building shall remain open and will become a one way lane road to allow for traffic going towards the Samoa Tourism Village compound or to turn-around to the thoroughfares (drop off area in front or behind) under the FMFMII Government Building.

• The exit to Beach Road next to the STA Fale will remain open

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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