Roads improvements to get under way in Oban, Lorn and the Isles

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Work on more than £8 million of road improvements across Argyll and Bute is due to start in the coming weeks.

A budget of £8,382,000 was agreed by the council earlier this year, in addition to day-to-day maintenance work including patching and filling potholes.

The work includes resurfacing, improvements to drainage systems and repairs or improve road edges.

A further £250,000 is to be spent on improving pavements.

Work scheduled in the Oban, Lorn and the Isles (OLI) region includes £430,000 of improvements to roads on Lismore and £250,000 of work on the A816 Scammadale Bridge South to Glengallen Bridge; £350,000 on the A849 from Lochdon to Glenmore on Mull and £150,000 on Coll, among others.

Councillor Ellen Morton said: ‘This £8.3 million represents a significant investment in our roads network, on top of the millions we spend annually on day-to-day maintenance.

‘I’m confident motorists will be pleased with the result of this investment and any inconvenience caused during the process of the works will be outweighed by the benefits they bring. We are working hard to showcase Argyll and Bute as a great place to live, work and invest and improving and maintaining our roads is a big part of that.’

A full breakdown of how the budgets are being spent is available at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/roads-capital-programme