THE second phase of rehabilitation works on public roads and bridges will begin once funds are released from the government.
Fiji Roads Authority's divisional road engineer western Munsami Naidu said his office was yet to receive the necessary funds of $9 million for permanent rehabilitation works.
Mr Naidu said they had almost completed the first phase of their works with clearing of blocked roads and repairing of damaged bridges along the Kings and Queens roads in the west.
"Now we are about to start with our second phase of works which is the permanent restoration of these roads and bridges.
"Once we get the funds for the restoration works then we will be able to start with the second phase," he said.
Mr Naidu said focus would be on getting roads in rural areas repaired.
He said most of the roads in Ba, Lautoka and Nadi had been opened but still needed some repair work.