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Vital roadworks in and around Campbeltown have been included in an Argyll and Bute-wide programme.
Auchencorvie to Homeston, £100,000, road reconstruction/edge strengthening; Gobbagreggan Road, £70,000, regulate and overlay, and Crosshill Avenue/Ralston Road, £100,000, inlay, were part of proposals on how to use the additional £2.61m added to the roads reconstruction programme at last month’s Argyll and Bute Council budget.
The total value of work planned for 2021/22 is £10m, as reported to the Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee earlier this month. Members will review the full updated programme at the committee’s next meeting in June.
The 2021/22 roads reconstruction programme includes schemes carried over from the current financial year. Covid, and the restrictions imposed on constructions works, meant no surface dressing was carried out this financial year. However, significant preparatory work was undertaken.
The Roads Reconstruction Programme aims to arrest the rate of decline and provide an overall improvement in condition. The success of this approach has been demonstrated in recent years through independent evaluation, as outlined in the Annual Status and Options Report.
Councillor Rory Colville, Policy Lead for Roads and Infrastructure Services, said: ‘This is a significant investment and recognises the vital role transport and travel will play in Argyll and Bute’s post-Covid recovery.’
The overall budget was divided on the basis of the area of the road network.