Councillor raises risky road concerns

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Deteriorating road conditions on Islay are worrying the island’s residents.

In particular, the state of Ballymartin road has been getting worse over the years with fears now that it is almost at the stage of not being passable for even a small car without risking damage.

Kintyre and Islands Councillor Alastair Redman says he has been contacted by many people using it to raise it with the roads department.

‘I have raised this with our roads department and although funds are stretched this road is clearly in need of some desperate repairs and if left unmaintained for any longer will only end up costing the hard-pressed council taxpayer more to fix in the long run.’

Councillor Redman is also raising issues over rotting road signs in East Kintyre and ‘the dangerous state of a  salt bin’ which he says the roads department  filled recently ‘but for some reason failed to notice the crumbling state of the receptacle.’

‘I have raised both of these matters with our road’s department and they have assured me that both problems will be rectified,’ he said.