Roads experts call for contribution from government for repairs
ABERDEENSHIRE Council has demanded cash from Transport Scotland to pay for repairs due to bypass construction. Local authority roads experts claim the Lairhillock to Portlethen road has been used by an “unprecedented” amount of AWPR traffic over the past two years. Ewan Smith, Aberdeenshire Council’s principal road engineer for the Kincardine and Mearns area, said: “The Lairhillock road has experienced an unprecedented amount of AWPR construction traffic over the past two years. It is regularly temporarily repaired, but the volume of heavy
AWPR construction traffic continues to affect the surface. There is a programme to carry out permanent repairs to the Lairhillock road once the AWPR is opened to traffic later this year.
“The council will be seeking a contribution from Aberdeen Roads Limited for these permanent road repairs.”
A spokeswoman for Transport Scotland said contractors working on the bypass were allowed to use existing roads, but that discussions were taking place with Aberdeenshire Council.