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To: Michael Matheson, MSP Scottish Government Transport Secretary

A75 and A77 Pothole Petition

A75 and A77 Pothole Petition
We, the undersigned, call on The Scottish Government to take immediate action to fix the 1000’s of potholes and improve the crucial A75 and A77 trunk roads in Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire, and to give a long-term commitment to ensure once and for all these routes are fit for purpose.

We demand the roads are maintained to the standard befitting the A75, a designated ‘Euro-Route’ and the A77 which are both vital roads linking Scotland, The North of England and Ireland, with the UK’s third busiest port at Cairnryan.

Why is this important?

Many of you have raised your concerns surrounding the poor state of our roads. I have highlighted these concerns on numerous occasions in the Scottish Parliament.

In addition, I have written to successive Scottish Government Transport Secretaries, driven the route with Transport Scotland and highlighted countless issues in the local press. Despite my actions, we are yet to see sufficient investment in our roads.

The aim of this petition is to send a clear message to those responsible.


Reasons for signing

  • A75 is dangerous in places. saw a motorbike hit deep pothole, so many in road they'd nowhere to go with oncoming traffic. they could have lost control of the motorbike, good rider, lucky escape.
  • Roads are a disgrace . Hit a pothole and put on a claim to be told it had been inspected 2 weeks before I hit it . I know for a fact it was there for months and that was by a council worker . Main road going to recycling plant and main road so should be liable for the repair . Was not paid out and appealed it twice
  • The roads are a danger due to drivers moving to and fro to dodge the potholes. Again regions out with central belt suffer.


2019-05-08 12:20:23 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-05-03 20:26:44 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-05-02 16:09:47 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-05-02 13:27:14 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-05-02 11:59:48 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-05-02 11:28:42 +0100

10 signatures reached