Ardfern road problems
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.