VILLAGERS of Galoa, Batinikama, Labasa are worried about the state of a bridge that was upgraded by the Public Works Department two months ago.
Galoa village headman Koroi Waqabaca said cracks had started appearing on the side of the two culverts in the new upgraded bridge as a result of a flood three weeks ago.
"Since they began upgrade works on our roads two months ago the condition of the roads have not changed at all as the road still needs to be levelled properly. In its current condition even slight drizzles stop the daily bus service from going up to Nubunikavula, a village five kilometers from Galoa," said Mr Waqabaca.
Another villager Tuqeta Robanakadavu said when the bridge was damaged villagers had to walk about five kilometres with their cargoes and goods to reach their village.
Acting divisional engineer roads north Manasa Dovibua said his team would review the upgraded bridge and they would talk with the villagers.
"As for the gravelling of the roads we talked with landowners regarding the use of their gravel to fix their roads and they have been making it hard for us to access it," he said.