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Amey takes on responsibility for keeping us moving on the A75 and A77

Road maintenance is a hot potato

MAINTENANCE of the key A75 and A77 trunk roads – Wigtownshire's lifeline transport links – is now being handled by Amey. They took over from Scotland TranServ and say: "Amey delivers engineering design and operational delivery services for Scotland's south west trunk roads network on behalf of Transport Scotland. It is our responsibility to maintain the trunk road infrastructure to support the economic growth and development of the area. "These services include the design and delivery of major road and bridge maintenance work, as well as inspections to ensure the routes remain safe and well-maintained. "We also provide winter maintenance, which includes carrying out salting and snow-clearing during the colder months, as well as gully cleaning. "Our incident response teams are always on hand as the first point of contact for our customers, who may run into problems while travelling on the network. The teams look after our customers' safety and get people moving again as quickly as possible." The south west contract covers nearly 400 miles of road with Amey teams responsible for over 1,600 structures from Glasgow to Dumfries and through Ayr and Stranraer. Last year thousands of motorists signed a petition organised by MSP Finlay Carson and backed by the Free Press to have maintenance on the A75 and A77 improved. It came after dozens of readers contacted us about burst tyres and damaged wheels and suspension caused by potholes and crumbling road surfaces. You can report a problem on the trunk roads to Amey via https://swtrunkroads.scot/report-a-problem/

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