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Shore Road Soak gets attention thanks to the Free Press

Spray sent flying at the trouble-spot

IT TOOK the power of Free Press readers to end the 'Shore Road Shoogle' where cars had to nip onto the wrong side of Cairnryan Road, Stranraer, to avoid big sections of crumbling tar... And now action has been forced to bring an end to the 'Shore Road Soak' where a giant puddle at the junction with Ladies Walk was a hazard for drivers and a menace for pedestrians and the owners of properties whose walls were constantly being drenched. Contacted last week by the Free Press, Scotland TranServ – responsible for the maintenance of the region's trunk roads – promised action. They said the issue was probably caused by a blocked gully under the A77 and that they would drain the puddle, rod the gully and – if required – jet wash it out too. True to their word, they set to work on Friday. The vast puddle, which took up most of the west-bound lane of the A77 in front of the Bay House Restaurant is gone though a smaller puddle – apparently caused by a dip in the road surface in front of a drain – is still problematic. John Henry, proprietor of the Bay House, was delighted action had finally been taken. "You've achieved in 24 hours what it took us nine months to attempt," he told the Free Press.

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