Filling potholes is only a temporary solution to road network issues across the region.
This is according to MidCoast Council, after heavy rainfall across the region in recent weeks caused damage to many roads.
Council's Daniel Park fixing roads properly is a timely, costly exercise and it's not as simple as the community may think.
Full reconstruction of roads requires long term planning and funding.
"Of course we'd love to be able to get out across the region and fully reconstruct our entire roads network, but it's not as simple as that," Mr Park said.
"This kind of consistent rain over a long period of time brings all our work to a halt and when we already have a backlog, it unfortunately sets us back even further.
"We know the community is upset when they see us patching the road, but this is the best temporary solution to improve safety on our roads in the interim, while we plan for full reconstruction through our major roads program."
Motorists are urged to take extra precautions on damaged roads as council road crews prioritise temporary repairs. Crews are also clearing debris and removing fallen trees.
"We're asking people to be alert to changing road conditions, slow down, and to observe roadside signage which may be in place to indicate where roads are worst damaged," Mr Park said.
"We're also encouraging people to let us know of any damaged roads they come across, as this helps us prioritise repairs and divert crews to the appropriate areas.
"Unfortunately, with one of the largest road networks in the State, we're always going to be on the back foot, but we want the community to know we are aware and we're doing our best."
Road conditions will continue to be assessed in the coming weeks.
To report damaged roads or debris, complete the online 'report and request' form at www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/report or call 7955 7777.