Road is like a ‘rollercoaster’
Residents blast pothole-riddled street
A Callander street is being highlighted as a prime example of how budget demands are impacting on residential streets.
Glen Gardens in the town is being described as a “rollercoaster” for motorists.
Local councillor Martin Earl says such streets, while often patched up, often miss out on resurfacing when there are so many other financial pressures.
The Tory councillor said: “We all know our roads need as much investment as possible but I want to ensure that a number of the residential roads across the ward are repaired as well as the main carriageways.
“The road in Glen Gardens is a perfect example. It is in an appalling state and has been continually patched and filled over years until most of the original road has gone.
“These streets are often very busy and have had to deal with increasing numbers of vehicles over the years. I have been approached by local residents who have to negotiate the surface every day and they feel it is time for a resurface rather than more temporary patching that often breaks up after a few days or weeks.
“Also, the pavements need attention as the surface in many places has eroded or broken up making it difficult for anyone to use, particularly people with mobility problems or prams and buggies.”
Councillor Earl says the locals have told him the holes are damaging their car tyres and springs and they are worried about lose stones smashing their windows and windscreens.
One described the road to him as a “rollercoaster” because it was so full of potholes.
A Stirling Council spokesperson said: “We have a responsibility to maintain all of the council’s adopted roads including A, B, C and unclassified roads with the budget it is provided with.
“Unfortunately due to the extent of the road network, with over a 1000km of road, there is limited resources to address all the demands on the service to provide a new road surface.
“Glen Gardens will be given due consideration early in the new financial year along with those other sections of roads requiring a permanent repair.”
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