Fed-up drivers say it’s time to take firm action on potholes in East Dunbartonshire

Photograph Jamie Forbes 17.5.13 KIRKINTILLOCH.  Corner of Armour Court and Armour Drive, Harestanes. Craters and potholes.
Photograph Jamie Forbes 17.5.13 KIRKINTILLOCH. Corner of Armour Court and Armour Drive, Harestanes. Craters and potholes.

DRIVERS have called for a concerted effort to tackle potholes as the havoc wreaked by cold weather becomes clear in East Dunbartonshire.

A variety of roads in Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs and surrounding villages have been left pock-marked by the ravages of winter and bad weather.

Indeed, the damage is so widespread that Kirkintilloch has again been unofficially crowned “pothole capital of Scotland”.

Pothole hotspots include:

* Armour Drive, Whitehill Avenue, Fellsview Avenue, Barrhill Road, Lammermoor Road, Whitegates, Bankhead Road and Cowgate in Kirkintilloch

* Johnstone Terrace, Twechar

* Auchinairn Road, Auchinairn

One reader said: “Armour drive has a huge crater and is as bumpy as a roller coaster at some bits.”

Grace Irvine, director of neighbourhood services at the council, said: “The overall figure spent on repairing potholes can vary from year to year depending on the severity of the previous winter and the effect this has had on the network. On average, for both carriageway and footway patching repairs, we spend in the region of £500,000 each financial year across the network. Regarding the roads mentioned, these will be inspected and any safety defects that are identified will be passed for repair.”

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