THE Fiji Roads Authority is not liable for debts that Blacktop owes to local companies, says company CEO Neil Cook.
Mr Cook said they suffered a major set-back when their largest contractor, Blacktop, went into receivership.
"Our focus continues to be ensuring that roadwork continues in the North and the rest of the country and that we can respond to emergency events," he said.
"We have the resources in place to do this, and people with road concerns should contact FRA on short code 5720.
"Our second focus is ensuring we do all we can to ease the pain for those companies that are owed money by Blacktop."
Mr Cook said while FRA had no legal liability for those debts, they were ensuring that the interests of Fijian creditors were taken into account.
"We are ensuring that the issue is discussed in all our discussions with the receiver. For the time being we cannot release much on the progresses of our discussions.
"However I hope to be able to do so in the next two weeks when we have reached an amenable agreement with the receiver company."
Mr Cook said they continued to have issues with roads and condition of bridges.
"We need to address that backlog of replacement and maintenance over the next few years to ensure Fiji's road network delivers."