Ian Yuill

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Action – more repairs to local roads

by Ian Yuill on 27 July, 2019

The council’s Roads Service has agreed to fill potholes and repair broken areas in more roads in our area after I highlighted problems and urged that action was taken.

The latest roads where repairs have been made, or are due to be carried out soon, include:

  • Talisman Road
  • Craigielea Avenue
  • Ramsay Place
  • Ruthrie Road
  • Gordon Terrace
  • Morrison Drive
  • Beechhill Gardens
  • Deeside Crescent
  • Hutchison Terrace
  • Kenfield Crescent

Whilst this is welcome, when potholes and broken areas are filled they
all-too-often reappear within a few months – sometimes much sooner.

The only long-term solution to our city’s crumbling roads and pavements is for the council to invest more in properly repairing and resurfacing roads and pavements.

Year-after-year my Liberal Democrat colleagues and I have proposed investing more in properly repairing and resurfacing roads and pavements in Aberdeen.

Year-after-year the Conservative, Labour and Independent councillors who control Aberdeen City Council have rejected those Liberal Democrat proposals for extra investment in road repairs and resurfacing.

My Liberal Democrat colleagues and I will continue making the case for extra investment in properly repairing and resurfacing roads and pavements in our city.

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  1. Iain says:

    Proper road (or footway) repair involves little extra expenditure on each occasion than just rough hole filling which soon fails. The labour cost is the most critical and this is wasteful if a revisit is needed. There are some terrible examples of multiple patches which continue to require costly revisits for remedial treatment. The specifications of how to carry out pot-hole repair correctly and effectively need to be tightened up, the work inspected for quality and in the long term this will deliver savings. Tight budgets may dictate fewer works but doing them correctly has long-term environmental benefits on several fronts.

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