East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman Roy Beggs has received assurances from Road Service that some sections of the Ballyvernstown Road will be resurfaced in the next 2/3 weeks. This follows on from correspondence that the East Antrim MLA had with Road Service, outlining a number of potholes in the East Antrim area.
Mr Beggs said “I contacted Road Service to report a number of potholes, some of which were worrying due to their depth, the potential of damage to vehicles in addition to health and safety concerns. I understand that the adverse weather that we have been experiencing recently has had a detrimental effect on roads throughout my constituency but I had asked that Road Service carry out the necessary repairs as soon as possible.”
A Road Service official said they “do intend to resurface a couple of short sections of Ballyvernstown Road within the next 2-3 weeks which will hopefully remove some of the worst potholes on this road. Under the current budget restraints the potholes on Carrickfergus Road and Waterfall /Ballywillan junction do not meet the current repair criteria. However TransportNI will inspect the above locations in the near future and if the potholes deteriorate sufficiently to the point where they fall into the current maintenance guidelines they will be repaired. As you can appreciate successive cuts to the road maintenance budget coupled with persistent frost and snow this winter has had a significant impact on the condition of many roads.”