A Highland community is calling for an urgent meeting with transport chiefs after a trunk road began crumbling within weeks of being resurfaced.
The junction of the A82 Inverness to Glasgow road and the A86 Kingussie road at Spean Bridge in Lochaber was resurfaced in October.
But just three weeks later, the surface started to break up and a large pothole appeared.
Despite being patched, the road surface has continued to deteriorate with locals calling for it to be repaired as soon as possible
John Fotheringham, chairman of Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge and Achnacarry Community Council, has invited Bob Mitchell, area manager north of Transport Scotland, Dave Thompson MSP and a senior manager from Bear Scotland to attend the next community council meeting on Tuesday March 10.
He urged as many local people as possible to attend the meeting to stress the need for action.
Mr Fotheringham said: “It is obvious that the job wasn’t done properly and it needs to be done again.
“We were promised a ‘pristine’ road through Spean Bridge and they said they would do it in January. We are now being told it will be done in the spring.”
A Transport Scotland spokeswoman said the agency monitored repair work and was in discussion with Bear Scotland and community representatives about how best to resolve the issues at Spean Bridge.
A spokeswoman for Bear Scotland said the agency appreciated the concerns of the local community and was keen to solve this problem as soon as possible.
Mr Fotheringham said he had earlier written to Transport Minister Derek Mackay MSP and the chief executive of Bear Scotland demanding action.
He said the length of time it had taken to get a response had been frustrating with no action until the situation was featured in the Press and Journal.
Mr Fotheringham added: “It was like a nuclear bomb had gone off.
“I was immediately contacted by Bear Scotland offering to send a senior manager to meet us to discuss this.”