These roads are being fixed, say council

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ABERDEENSHIRE Council have confirmed that they are going to finish local road repairs, after two separate correspondents raised the issue of uncompleted jobs with the Times.

Works at Tolquhon Avenue in Tarves and on Golf Road in Ellon have raised eyebrows, after six and three weeks respectively without activity.

Albert Aitcheson, who stays at Hanover Court in Tarves said: “The ramp has been in place for six weeks, and looks as if it’s been abandoned. It’s a nuisance for people parking in the area.”

In Ellon, meanwhile, one resident said that a cordoned off area on Golf Road had gone for three weeks with no sign of activity.

A spokeswoman for the council confirmed that the works were to be finished: the Golf Road pothole some time around the start of July, and the Tolquhon Avenue ramp within the next week or so.

Regarding Golf Road, she said: “A small section of Golf Road had to be excavated prior to resurfacing. It was resurfaced around two weeks ago though, and there’s just a bit of surface dressing to be finished at the start of July which should cause minimal disruption.

Aberdeenshire’s head of roads and landscape services, Philip McKay, said: “Maintenance works are essential in order to protect and enhance the long-term condition of the road network. We apologises for any inconvenience caused to residents while works are on-going.”