Arbroath Road - Bumpy Ride

Responding to a recent letter in the tele;

Bumpy Road for Drivers.

In response to Broughty Commuter, I have already had discussion with the Planning & Transportation department regarding this very issue and a meeting was held at the site on 9th May. Tests of the surface have been carried out (these are more rigorous than those carried out during the councils local program) and the results indicate compaction, layer depth and material are all as per specification. A further visual inspection shows no signs of a problem.

All at the meeting acknowledge that their is a problem with the running surface but at present no one can accurately pinpoint why this has occurred. I know from experience that this road feels horrendous at present. The situation will be monitored until the end of June where further tests will be carried out. If these tests still show a defect then remedial action will have to be taken.

One possible cause of the problem is that the filled in area is a different surface to that of the existing carriageway and if this is found to be the case then a surface dressing could be put on to this carriageway in order allow the traffic to travel on a more uniform surface. Any remedial action can be taken when the road is again closed from the 28th July. The reason for this closure is to allow Scottish and Southern Energy to complete the cabling works at the Scott Fyffe Roundabout. For obvious reasons I cannot say if this will cure the problem as we will have to wait until the tests are carried out.

If after the monitoring period the road surface improves and is running smoothly, then no further action would be required.

I understand the frustration that drivers feel when road surfaces are running like this but Broughty Commuter can rest assured that it is being looked into and remedial action will be taken as necessary.

Cllr Will Dawson
East End Ward
SNP Planning and Transportation Spokesperson

0 Response to "Arbroath Road - Bumpy Ride"

Powered by Blogger