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Pot Hole Problems


Pot holes were patched in Castle Avenue and then dug up just four days later for the road to be resurfaced.

Resident David Curle (72) who lives off Castle Avenue, Uddingston, where the repairs were carried out, has accused South Lanarkshire Council of wasting public money. He says the pot holes have been in Castle Avenue for around a year and does not understand why they were patched just days before resurfacing work was due to take place.

David said: “There have been pot holes in the road for over a year. They patched them on Thursday. On Monday they came and dug them up again and came up to resurface the whole road. Is that not a waste of public money?”

South Lanarkshire Council say the pot holes were patched following a safety inspection last week. The safety inspections are carried out at regular intervals regardless of whether resurfacing work is planned. Because one of the pot holes was assessed as requiring ‘urgent’ attention it had to be patched despite resurfacing work being scheduled for this week.

The council where asked for a cost for this work, however the authority was unable to provide this information.

Head of Roads and Transportation at South Lanarkshire Council, Gordon Mackay, said: “A scheduled safety inspection highlighted a pothole on Castle Avenue, Uddingston, as a category one safety defect. This means it was potentially dangerous and needed to be made safe urgently, which happened last week. Subsequently more extensive permanent patching repairs were planned and completed this week. The final cost of this repair has not yet been received.”