National transport bosses have taken responsibility for the damaged sections of a retaining wall on a busy Aberdeen road after years of debate.
Councillor Ian Yuill, who represents the Garthdee, Kaimhill and Ruthrieston ward, has called the crumbling sections of the wall on the eastern side of South Anderson Drive a “disgrace”.
The area, which can be viewed on the southbound approach to the Garthdee roundabout, has remained in disrepair years after the damage was first caused.
Mr Yuill said: “It has been a number of years since it happened.
“I believe one section of the wall was damaged many years ago and the second section was hit one or two years ago by a vehicle.
“My understanding is that this has taken so long to get fixed because Transport Scotland and the city council have been in a debate over who owns the road due to the boundaries.
“It is a major road to Aberdeen from the south that many people use everyday.
“It’s not rocket science – the two should be able to come together and share the costs to get the road fixed.
“It is a disgrace that damaged sections of the retaining wall have taken this long to be repaired.”
South Anderson Drive is a trunk road and is managed by the Scottish Government agency Transport Scotland.
He added: “Come April 2019, there will be opening of the new AWPR and all the roads will be ‘detrunked’ and all the roads will be transferred control over to Aberdeen City Council.
“The council will then be responsible for the road.”
The councillor has raised his concerns with transport bosses and the council in the past.
Mr Yuill insists there should be “no excuse for any further delay in repairing the two damaged sections of the retaining wall”.
A spokesman for BEAR Scotland, who will carry out the repairs on behalf of Transport Scotland, said: “A repair for the wall is being programmed, and we’ll keep all relevant stakeholders updated as to the progress.
“In the meantime we’ll continue to monitor the condition of the wall for safety.”