by Ian Yuill on 15 November, 2019
Garthdee Farm Gardens residents are becoming increasingly frustrated by the delay in the council being able to “adopt” – take control of – that road. The delay is due to the developer Barrett not carrying out the work needed to bring the road up to the required standard.
I have regularly raised this problem with council staff who in turn are pressing the developer to complete the necessary work. There are two major outstanding issues – the layout of the junction of Garthdee Farm Gardens and Garthdee Road and the sinking of part of the road surface of Garthdee Farm Gardens.
I have now been told that, subject to the weather, changes intended to improve safety will be made to the junction layout within the next two to three weeks. This will involve changes to the white lining and the installation of a temporary traffic island. If these changes do improve safety at the junction, the temporary traffic island will be replaced with a permanent one. The cost of this work will be met by the developer Barrett.
Discussions between Barrett and the council continue about the sunken area of road surface. I am told this has been caused by a failure to properly compact the material under the road surface when drains were being laid. To correct this the road surface will have to be lifted, the material underneath properly compacted and then the road surface relaid at the correct level.
When all the necessary work is completed the council will be in a position to agree to adopt Garthdee Farm Gardens. Once that happens, Barrett remain responsible for maintenance for a further 12 months before responsibility passes to the council.9 Comments