CONCERNS have been raised about the road conditions in parts of Bua and Wailevu in Cakaudrove.
At the Wainunu district meeting this week, villagers complained about the road conditions which forced people to fork out more money to hire carriers from Savusavu or Labasa.
Tui Wainunu Ratu Orisi Baleitavea said the road conditions had not been good as a result of wet weather in the area.
"It's the same story every time there is bad weather in the area," he said.
"Whenever it rains, the road conditions are affected and the villagers have to pay the cost of carriers.
"The buses are servicing the area but at times to certain places only and the villagers have to fork out extra money to pay for carriers to get home.
"Even the road from Daria in Wainunu to Kubulau is not good. The bus services do not cover the areas in between the two places."
Ratu Orisi said if the road from Daria to Kubulau was repaired, the bus company would service the area.
He said villagers at times spent about $150 on carrier fares from Savusavu or Labasa.
"These villagers don't have a constant income that comes in every week or every fortnight but when the market is available to sell their dalo, yaqona or seafood to."
FRA chief executive Neil Cook said roadworks in the North had experienced a setback since contractor Blacktop went into receivership.
"However, we have teams working up in the North and they will be there soon to fix the roads and improve conditions for the travelling public."