North-east residents have grilled AWPR managers over “nightmare” traffic, slow road repairs and crash fears, in advance of the closure of a major road for 14 weeks.
From tomorrow, the unclassified Lairhillock to Portlethen road at Rothnick will close for the summer.
Transport Scotland has argued the move is necessary to improve the safety of road users while the contractor completes the construction of a new bridge and clears the site with major earthworks.
Around 50 people, including Conservative General Election candidate Andrew Bowie and Councillor Colin Pike, packed into the sports hall at Lairhillock School for the North Kincardineshire Rural Community Council meeting.
And they expressed their concerns to bosses including Gavin Dyet and Rob Galbraith from Transport Scotland.
Resident Diana Lawson spoke of her worries about rat-running and the lack of passing places. She said: “There are quite a few farmers and very few passing places. There are going to be big hold-ups on the back roads.”