Ill wind blows when roads fall apart
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