Carson Calls on D&G Council to Fix Pothole-Ridden Roads

first_imgCommenting Finlay Carson MSP said: “My constituents in Galloway and West Dumfries are always telling me of their appalling experiences on the region’s roads which are littered with potholes and are continuing to deteriorate.“This study simply confirms what many local residents and businesses have long suspected, that Dumfries and Galloway have some of the worst roads in any local authority.“Recently I criticised the council for failing to respond to a major study into the level of potholes, but now the state of the roads has been laid bare by Transport Scotland.“This highlights the completely misguided approach by the Labour/SNP administration running Dumfries and Galloway Council who have no long-term plan for fixing our roads, which is completely unacceptable.“This is damaging to our local economy; it is time our roads were invested in once and for all.” The figures mean that Dumfries and Galloway have the second highest amount of ‘red’ roads, behind only Argyll and Bute and are also higher than the average of 30% across Scotland when it comes to ‘amber’ roads. The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP’s call comes after Transport Scotland’s annual statistics highlighted that over a third of the region’s roads are in an ‘amber’ condition, with over 10% described as being in a ‘red’ condition. A road being in a red condition means that repairs need to be undertaken in order to prolong it’s future life, while a road being described in an amber condition means that further investigation is required to establish treatment works. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInGalloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has again called on Dumfries and Galloway Council to fix pothole-ridden roads across the region.last_img

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