Roads maintenance again a major priority

Stuart Smith2011, News

In the wake of the recent severe weather conditions, the Board of regional transport partnership Nestrans has agreed to allocate more than a million pounds of funds for the second year in succession to enable desperately required strategic roads maintenance to be undertaken throughout Aberdeen City and Shire.

The prioritised resurfacing programme proposed by Nestrans and Council officials was approved at this week’s Board meeting as Chairman Kevin Stewart outlines. “As was the case last year, the severity of the conditions has resulted in a marked deterioration in the surfaces of many, if not most, of our road network and, as a matter of urgency, we have allocated £1,058,000 to specific improvements, which will be undertaken in addition to the emergency repairs currently being undertaken throughout the City & Shire. While budgets everywhere continue to be severely stretched, there is no doubt whatsoever, the upkeep of the road network has to be a major priority at this time, hence the allocation of additional resources”

Included in the Nestrans funded programme is the Beach Esplanade – Links Road junction in Aberdeen (£250k), the southbound carriageway of the A956 Ellon Road from North Donside Road to Balgownie Road (£180k), the southbound carriageway of the A956 Ellon Road from Parkway to North Donside Road (£225k), the A947 Newmachar to Whiterashes (£210k) and the A98 Smiddybone to Kindrough, Portsoy (£193k).