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Pressure leads to action on flooded road

A car hits the giant flood

FOR months a giant puddle on Cairnryan Road at its junction with Ladies Walk in Stranraer has been a nightmare for drivers, pedestrians and residents. Now Scotland TranServ are taking action, saying they will soon start work on clearing a large gully under the A77 trunk road. In a statement, they told the Free Press: "Scotland TranServ has carried out initial investigations into the A77 gully at Cairnryan Road. "This week we plan to rod the pipe, with further plans to jet the infrastructure should it be necessary.” John Henry, proprietor of Henry's Bay House, said he was delighted as vehicles, especially lorries, threw the standing water over and against his restaurant wall, damaging paintwork. "You've achieved in 24 hours what we've been working on for nine months," he told the Free Press as he took a moment out from preparations for the anticipated reopening of the business next month. "Maybe now I can get my wall painted and keep it good," he added. The same stretch of road was last year the scene of the "Shore Road Shoogle" where drivers moved on to the wrong side of the road to avoid lengthy sections where the road surface had broken up. It took sustained pressure from Free Press readers to get extensive resurfacing works – from the Stair Drive junction to Ladies Walk – undertaken. Pressure from readers also forced action on the crumbling sea wall along Cairnryan Road, including a dangerous gap at the Stair Drive end which was the subject of an ownership wrangle between Network Rail, Transport Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council.

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