“years of underinvestment must be tackled”
Many streets in the Lochs ward are seeing roads teams working to tackle the worst of the roads infrastructure impacted by the cold and wet winter and this according to Lochs councillor Alex Rowley; “Is a very welcomed activity given the state of some roads full of potholes and breaking up”.
However, the Council leader is asking people to remain vigilante and report all potholes to the council. He said; “It is still important that if a road defect appears in your street or on a road you are driving on that it is reported. This year we have put additional monies into fixing roads and the budget now stands at £8.4 million for each of the next three years. I am keen to ensure that we are getting value for money and that we make a real difference in starting to tackle the many years of under investment in our roads infrastructure”.
Mr Rowley said he is monitoring roads spent across Fife and will be looking at all benchmark date available to compare Fifes costs with other Scottish Councils to make sure the council is achieving best value for the “Fife pound”.