FIJI Roads Authority chief executive officer Neil Cook has assured that drainage and overgrown bushes on the sides of the roads would be cleared once the weather improves.
Residents of Nailawa and Naqai outside Labasa Town have expressed concern at the bushes along the main road, saying they had become a mosquito-breeding area which the residents fear could trigger a dengue outbreak.
Mr Cook said the continuous wet weather had hindered the progress of work.
He said the drainage and clearing of roadside was a key activity for FRA.
"We have specific areas and once the bad weather is over, contractors will get back to work on drainage," Mr Cook said.
Work on affected roads as a result of the adverse weather was continuing.
Mr Cook earlier stated roads in poor condition would respond to extended heavy rain because they had been neglected for years. He said the FRA's program of maintenance and large scale reconstruction would improve the network's condition which would result in much fewer potholes appearing after heavy rain.
This year, FRA will reconstruct around 50kilometres of sealed road (10km in the North) and resealing around 110km (18km up North).