Business owners and community leaders have hit out at a council for failing to repair the state of a “horrendous” road.
Businesses on Cabel’s Lane and Murray’s Lane in Torry were forced to close to allow roadworks to take place over last weekend.
Owners were “disappointed” on Monday to discover the resurfacing had not been done.
The work that took place only covered the junction of Cabel’s Lane with South Esplanade.
Councillor Christian Allard, who represents the Torry ward, said: “The potholes have been there for a long time. The road is totally destroyed.
“Businesses have lost business after shutting down their operations to let the repairs be carried out.
“They came back to work on Monday to find the work was not done in Murray’s Lane and Cabel’s Lane.
“The resurfacing of those lanes has been on my agenda for a year now with a meeting of local businesses and council officers I arranged at the beginning of the year.”
He added: “I was not happy to hear from them the road was shut and it was not fixed.
“I have asked the council when they were planning on fixing the road.
“They said they were not sure and would get back to me.”
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Kenny Knowles, owner of K8 Tyres on Cabel’s Lane, closed his garage for the weekend which he said were his “busiest days”.
He said: “The council put up signs saying they were shutting down the road.
“We thought it was the whole road they were getting done.
“There were no letters sent to us letting us know work was going to be done.
“So I shut my garage and Saturdays are my busiest days. I can see 15 to 20 cars with £1,000 to £3,000 in turnover, which can be a lot.
“When I came back on Monday it was quite disappointing when I drove up and there were potholes everywhere and drains starting to collapse.
“It’s a very busy road where lorries drive through. Our customers also use the road.
“The state of it is horrendous – it can put people off driving through here.”
Richard Sutherland, owner of Remap Aberdeen on Cabel’s Lane, said his business was not informed of the closure and he found out by the signs on the street.
He said: “I was shocked to see nothing was done to the road.
“It totally affects business and our customers.”
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “In the last few weeks, we have undertaken resurfacing works at the junctions of South Esplanade West with Murray’s Lane and with Cabel’s Lane.
“The location was affected by potholes and extensive standing water. These conditions were starting to affect the operation of the businesses in the area.
“This work was undertaken from monies set aside for poor junctions and utility tracks and included the resurfacing of around 20 sites throughout the city.
“When last assessed, South Esplanade West was included in the Resurfacing Reserve list so it is anticipated it would be resurfaced in the next financial year.
“Murray’s Lane and Cabel’s Lane are programmed for a later programme of works.”