Sort out crater-covered road before winter!

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A POCK-marked road has to be fixed before the cold weather kicks in – that’s the plea in Bishopbriggs.

Part of Westerhill Road comes under East Dunbartonshire and the other section falls within North Lanarkshire.

Repairs have been carried out on the East Dunbartonshire section of the road, but the stretch between the Aviva Insurance building and Wester Cleddens Road, which comes under North Lanarkshire, has not been touched.

Now Bishopbriggs Community Council is calling on North Lanarkshire Council to repair the damaged road before winter sets in.

A spokesperson for the community council said: “As each day passes the state of Westerhill Road gets worse. It’s full of potholes.

“Given the amount of commercial traffic on the road, including buses, and the fact we’re about to move into winter, it’s going to take a pounding over the coming months and break up even further.

“This road is important for the growth of the area. We are relying on it to promote jobs in East Dunbartonshire and for buses in the area.

“If it is in this state now what is it going to be like in January?”

The spokesperson added: “We want North Lanarkshire Council to resurface Westerhill Road. We want it dealt with as soon as possible and before winter sets in.”

The community council has raised concerns about the state of the road for a number of years.

At its meeting last week, members were told East Dunbartonshire Council had approached North Lanarkshire Council about getting the road repaired.

However, the local authority was told that North Lanarkshire Council did not have the funds to carry out the work.

A North Lanarkshire Council spokesperson said: “The road was inspected and no safety defects were recorded. Our patching programme is fully committed, but we will put it forward for next year’s programme.”

* Community councillors Gavin Owen, Dominic Notarangelo and Margaret McNaughton are pictured on Westerhill Road.