VILLAGERS in Qaranivai had raised their concerns on the deteriorating road condition that had worsened during the past 10 years.
Qaranivai villager Katarina Daliga said the road was not only used by them but by those from the districts of Udu and Dogotuki as well.
"Qarainivai Village is a meeting point for people from these two districts who travel by boat to our shores to get across to Labasa," Ms Daliga said.
"If the weather is bad, the travellers who are farmers and fishermen from the Udu and Dogotuki districts trying to transport their produce to Labasa market, are often stranded at the village and their produces are affected.
"This is an age old problem and all we need is to have the road gravelled so that it is accessible to vehicles during any weather condition."
Cawaro villager Semi Caku said the road was made of plain mud and vehicles often found it hard to get through to Labasa during wet weather.
"If the road is fixed, it will help the people that travel through to Qaranivai from Udu and Dogotuki," Mr Caku said.
Acting Commissioner North Alipate Bolalevu said they were aware of the problem and that they were already acting on it.
"We are expecting FRA (Fiji Roads Authority) to finalise their scope of works by the end of this week, which will be sent to the Fiji Procurement Office for approval," he said.
He said roadwork was expected to begin this month.