Council bosses blasted for spending almost £70k on road that was ripped up after TWO MONTHS
Skint council chiefs spent £67,000 on a road that was ripped up after just two months.
Workers laid the temporary tarmac when plans to pedestrianise the area over-ran.
And weeks later, the new surface outside Aberdeen Council’s HQ was torn up again.
John O’Connell, head of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “When council tax and the cost of living are increasing, this is not good use of money.
“Aberdeen City Council should focus on essential services.”
The work was carried out so the Christmas Market could be held outside the council’s Broad Street office.
It included footpaths, kerbs, and traffic management after the £3.2million pedestrian zone plans ran over deadline.
Nats MSP Kevin Stewart said dozens of shops had lost trade in a year of disruption.
He added: “There are huge questions for those responsible for this chaos.”
A spokesman for the council blamed “unexpected issues”.