Roads ex­perts call for con­tri­bu­tion from govern­ment for re­pairs

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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.

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