Dozens of pot­holes plague Isle of Gigha roads

Campbeltown Courier - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Dozens of pot­holes plague roads on the Isle of Gigha. Kin­tyre and the Is­lands Councillor Alas­tair Red­man told the Courier this week: 'Com­plaints con­tinue to roll in from my con­stituents on the Isle of Gigha about the con­di­tion of their road net­work, some of which is be­com­ing al­most im­pass­able. ‘There are dozens of pot­holes along the stretch of road near the golf course. ‘Many is­landers are con­cerned that by the end of the win­ter this sit­u­a­tion might well be five times worse than present. ‘To make mat­ters worse, it is now nine years since the road was last resur­faced.’ Gigha’s road net­work has a lot of heavy traf­fic in­clud­ing fish farm lor­ries and the First Milk tanker. Mr Red­man added: ‘The Tar­mac is seem­ingly 40mm thick at best in many ar­eas and the roads are just not ca­pa­ble of tak­ing any more pun­ish­ment with­out proper main­te­nance. ‘I have con­tacted the coun­cil’s roads depart­ment. ‘The Isle of Gigha must not be treated like a back­wa­ter.’

A sec­tion of road near Gigha’s golf course.

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