INVESTIGATIONS will be conducted on the road network system in the Western Division once the weather clears to gauge the extent of damage caused by flooding over the past few days.
Fiji Roads Authority chief executive officer Neil Cook said while recently rehabilitated roads were expected to hold up, there were concerns about the roads that had been in a poor state for many years.
"All roads can experience damage when they are under water for an extended period of time," he said.
"However I would expect a recently paved road to perform better than one that is already in a deteriorated state that allows water to penetrate the surface.
"We will be undertaking investigations on the whole network as the water levels reduce," he said.
Mr Cook said once the weather cleared and surveys were completed, repairs to roads would be undertaken immediately.
"Required repairs will be programmed and actioned as soon as possible. Priority will be given to providing access and protecting the road asset from further damage," he said.
In the meantime, Mr Cook said the Western Division road maintenance contractor Higgins was on a 24-hour standby to address issues or concerns caused by flooding.