Ill wind blows when roads fall apart

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - FEATURES -

sIr, – There is no road user who will deny that around 80% of our roads are fall­ing apart in front of our very eyes.

I was quoted in the re­gion of £100,000 for a brief two-mile sin­gle road for a stick­ing plaster resur­fac­ing job.

I cannot be­gin to imag­ine the costs in­volved of bring­ing the roads back up to stan­dard. They have gone past the patch resur­fac­ing stage and now re­quire ex­ten­sive to­tal ex­ca­va­tion and re-tar­ring.

In five years’ time it will not be an ex­ag­ger­a­tion to say we may not be able to use many roads at all.

Yet we are pre­pared to spend more than £400mil­lion on an in­ter­con­nec­tor to join the Isle of Lewis to the main­land for wind­farms that will not only ruin tourism on the isles but are un­re­li­able and have no guar­an­tee to pro­duce any wind at all. Jenny Sco­bie, Ar­gyle Street, Ul­lapool

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