Council begins summer road surface work

Ian Georgeson'07921 567360'Transport Leader Cllr Gordon MacKenzie oversees the start of the Pot hole Repairs on Melville drive, Edinburgh, Carriered out by road contractors Lightways. Road works, Digging, traffic, tarmac,
Ian Georgeson'07921 567360'Transport Leader Cllr Gordon MacKenzie oversees the start of the Pot hole Repairs on Melville drive, Edinburgh, Carriered out by road contractors Lightways. Road works, Digging, traffic, tarmac,

Aberdeenshire Council’s summer programme of road surface work is underway and motorists are being warned of the risks of loose chippings.

Drivers are being urged to take extra care and reduce speed on treated sections of carriageway while there is a risk of skidding.

When motorists do not adhere to speed restrictions, and drive at excessive speed, loose chippings can prove hazardous.

Infrastructure services committee chair Councillor Peter Argyle, said: “Warning signs advising of surface dressing works are always erected prior to work starting, and remain in place for several days after the work has been carried out.

“While it sometimes may appear that a road is clear and suitable for normal use, there may still be loose chippings to watch out for, so I would urge road users to always adhere to advisory signs and drive at the appropriate speed.

“Driving at excessive speed over loose chippings can cause spinning and skidding, as well as chipping to windscreens and paintwork. I would urge road users to drive at the advised speed limit to avoid any accidents.”