Roads in Dumfriesshire have reached breaking point

Dumfriesshire MSP Oliver Mundell has said the roads in his constituency have reached breaking point and must be addressed in the council’s upcoming budget.

Mr Mundell says he is inundated by constituents who have complaints about the ever worsening state of the roads across Dumfriesshire and there must be real action taking by councillors on February 27th.

Commenting Oliver Mundell MSP said: “The roads across Dumfriesshire are nothing short of a disgrace and each passing day they are only getting worse for our motorists.

“The situation has reached absolute breaking point and there must be urgent action taken by councillors in the budget at the end of this month.

“All too often we see repairs carried out on roads that simply are not done to the highest of standards and the council need to spend more money a short time later.

“For far too long, Dumfries and Galloway’s roads have been getting a reputation as some of the worst in Scotland and that simply is not going to attract people to come and live, work and visit this region.

“That is a reputation the council must work tirelessly to reverse by outlining a clear plan of the road repairs they are going to carry out over the next financial year.

“When it comes to our roads, the council need to go back to basics and stop costing our motorists money in repairs when they hit huge potholes.”