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Friday, 01 August 2014

Repairs to be made after outcry over state of roads

ACTION is being taken to report defects and implement repairs in Langholm and Eskdale after an outcry about the potholes and deterioration of roads in the area.

At the community council meeting Annandale East and Eskdale councillor Denis Male said the road to the cemetery would be repaired next month as would the Sorbie road. He had reported the potholes on Langholm bridge, in Elizabeth Street and the B709 to Bentpath.

There would be an extra £1m in the council’s budget for this year and rural roads would be targeted.

George Turner said the water at the bottom of the Potholm road end had not been resolved and the Craig corner was abysmal. Gravel had washed down onto the road and there were potholes.

Chairman Margaret Sanderson said the flooding on the Bentpath road was “quite frightening”.

Anne Murray said she thought the Sorbie road should not be signposted from the A7 because of the number and size of vehicles using it, despite the weight limit, which was being ignored.

Robert Elliot said someone had asked him whether the road up to Lodgegill was a public or private road because it badly needed to be repaired. It was agreed to ask Buccleuch Estates about it.

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