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Councillors join forces over A90 road surface issues

By David Porter

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Councillors Owen and Fakley
Councillors Owen and Fakley

Aberdeenshire Councillors Alan Fakley and Gilian Owen often take time out to check on the surface of the A90 which goes between both their respective wards in Peterhead and Ellon respectively.

Over the last few weeks with the onset of the wintery weather both have noticeable a decline in the surface condition.

Councillor Owen said, “The road surface between Ellon and Peterhead, (A90) is deteriorating quite quickly once again.

"Alan and I often have a chat to compare notes and we decided it was time to contact Bear Scotland to draw some issues to their attention.

"Their response was very positive, ‘Thanks for your email regarding the condition of the A90 Between Ellon Roundabout to Peterhead.

"We have raised several schemes throughout this area with approx. 15 different surfacing schemes planned for this area.

"These have been raised for our surfacing programme next year financial year and will start to commence in April 2022.

"This area will be inspected, and new areas of concern will be picked up and a scheme raised for the area to be completed in next financial year.’

She said; "This is really good news as this road is a crucial lifeline for many businesses and it needs to be maintained.”

Councillor Fakley added: “For those of us who regularly use this stretch of road it is clear the number of defective areas is on the increase.

"We all understand that the weather does have an impact on this, and it is important that we local councillors keep monitoring and give feedback to Bear Scotland so that they can act.”

The pair also took the opportunity to review the latest safety measures at the Toll of Birness as both are keen supporters of the Why Stop at Ellon? Campaign and the Dual Peterhead campaign both of which are groups working actively to improve the A90 Ellon onwards.

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