Motorists ask what the ‘hole’ is going on?

Motorists claim potholes on Grahamsdyke Road have reappeared after supposedly being repaired
Motorists claim potholes on Grahamsdyke Road have reappeared after supposedly being repaired

Local motorists are fuming over what they claim to be a shoddy patch up job on a Bo’ness road surface.

The drivers feel the works carried out on a one-mile stretch of the town’s A993 Grahamsdyke Road on Saturday, August 15, which they claim they were not even given prior notice of, were not up to scratch.There were even claims the work created a safety risk on certain sections of the busy route.

One angry road user said: “There appears to have been a thin layer of tar applied to the existing surface which has then had loose stone chippings scattered across the entire road.

“There have now been signs erected to warn drivers of a skid risk and advise a 20 mph speed limit. Why would they introduce a skid risk to a road which has fast flowing, heavy traffic?”

He added drivers were ignoring the 20mph speed limit and his car was struck by stone chips from an articulated lorry travelling over 50mph on the Sunday following the roadworks.

Another driver said: “I don’t think these works offer value for money. After some moderate rainfall in the days following the repairs, some of the potholes and surface cracks had started to reappear after less than a week.

“I hope the council don’t consider the current third world state of the road surface as being satisfactory or permanent.”

Falkirk Counicl insist the full repairs are not yet complete.

A spokesperson said: “The surface dressing process used is effective. The quality of the work undertaken has been found to be acceptable despite there being some minor centre joint irregularities which will be dealt with over the next few days.

“Lining work will be undertaken next week.”