MEMBERS of the public are being asked to bear with the damaged road conditions caused by the recent flooding throughout the country, as help is on the way.
This was the reassurance given by the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) in a statement issued by the Ministry of Information on Friday.
"Fiji Roads Authority wants to reassure the public, especially those living in more remote rural areas, that work is proceeding as quickly as possible to repair damage," the statement read.
FRA's chief executive officer Neil Cook said roads across the entire country had suffered because of the weather and they were working on patching them all up as quickly as possible, especially in the rural areas where a lack of gravel and a history of poor drainage maintenance combined to make some roads impassable.
"We want to assure everyone that no road is being forgotten and we will get there soon but the extent of the damage means we can't be everywhere all at once," he said.
Mr Cook attributed much of the already paved roads to the round-the-clock work which was being done by the company's contractors. "In the urban areas, pothole crews are out in force to get on top of all the new potholes that have appeared after the week of wet weather.
"Now the challenge is to get the road condition improved to be more resilient to weather events of this nature," he said.