Town centre potholes are causing a headache for drivers

A road being used to divert town centre shoppers away from controversial works is pockmarked with deep potholes.

Several readers have contacted the Herald to complain about the holes on Union Street, in Kirkintilloch.

Potholes in Union Street

Potholes in Union Street

The road is being used by shoppers driving to the Regent Centre car park due to the road closure on nearby Cowgate for East Dunbartonshire Council’s unpopular ‘shared space’ scheme.

One reader said: “I’ve managed to dodge them so far but they are getting worse and worse.

“Something really needs to be done.”

And another reader added: “There were holes there in November and the council filled them but now they are worse than ever.

“I’m an angry, car owning, senior citizen who tries not to go that way now to get about town.”

She estimated that double the number of cars were using the road than usual.

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