- 20 Mar 2019
Date received: 20 Feb 2019
Date responded: 19 Mar 2019
1. The number of complaints about defects with the A75 at Newton Stewart from the roundabout with the A714 to west of the Hospital and the Barnkirk Road. Between August and December 2018, listed by date.
2. The road repairs made to the same section of road for the same period. Listed by date.
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1. We received a total of 7 complaints about defects on the A75 at Newton Stewart from the roundabout with the A714 to west of the Hospital and the Barnkirk Road between August and December 2018. The dates of these complaints are; 18/08/2018, 21/08/2018, 23/08/2018, 15/10/2018, 22/10/2018, 5/12/2018 and 20/12/2018.
2. The road repairs made to the same section of road for the same period took place on 5 to 6 September 2018 and 10 to 11 December 2018. These works were for resurfacing.
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Central Enquiry Unit
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