UPGRADING roadworks on Taveuni continues after heavy rain damaged parts of roads in the northern end of the island, says Fiji Roads Authority acting director John Luveniyali.
He said the upgrading works would also ensure that the public travelled on good roads.
Bad road conditions last week forced the suspension of bus services to the villages of Lavena and Bouma.
Mr Luveniyali said restoration works were well in progress as officials cleared the debris and landslides that hindered the movements of the general public.
"Work is now in progress and we are yet to re-gravel the road so motorists can travel safely," Mr Luveniyali said.
"We expect to complete such works in the weekend and the roads will be opened on Monday," he said.
"The road to the north end of the island is only open in the morning and in the afternoon but we close it at midday to give time for workers to carry out maintenance work," he said.
Mr Luveniyali said the safety of the public was paramount and maintaining all roads throughout the country was crucial.
Pacific Transport manager Taveuni Prakash Sami said they would suspend all bus services to the north end until the roads were repaired and well maintained.
"We are concerned about the villagers who are deprived of our services but at the same time, we don't want to take the risk of getting involved in an accident," Mr Sami said.