Ard­fern road prob­lems

Argyllshire Advertiser - - LETTERS -

Sir, The B8002 at Ard­fern is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil’s roads depart­ment and it is in a gen­er­ally dread­ful state.

It is many years since any cap­i­tal re­pairs work was car­ried out, and then I be­lieve it in­volved a 50-yard stretch at a cost of £10,000. Re­pairs con­sist sim­ply of fill­ing a few of the many pot­holes in a very tem­po­rary way, which then have to be re­paired again a few weeks later.

Re­cently the road was flooded in two places due to blocked ditches which were even­tu­ally cleared. Un­for­tu­nately in this case the cul­vert un­der the road was also blocked, but as it was not cleared at the time the flooded road re­mains and the road sur­face con­tin­ues to de­te­ri­o­rate.

Clearly the coun­cil needs to ad­dress the prob­lem of what frac­tion of its bud­get is al­lo­cated to cap­i­tal road re­pairs. Colin David­son, Ard­fern.

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