Argyll road network shows improvement

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Investment in Argyll and Bute’s roads is halting deterioration and improving the overall network condition.

Argyll and Bute is now one of the top five fastest improving Scottish local authorities in terms of road condition.

The Annual Status and Options Report (ASOR) summarises the council’s roads as at April 2018 and sets out future options that can be considered in terms of investment.

The latest Road Condition Indicator (RCI) survey shows that a smaller percentage of roads (16.34 per cent) are flagged as in a ‘red’ condition and 45.5 per cent are in the green zone.

Road condition is measured by the Scottish Road Maintenance Condition Survey (SRMCS), which assesses parameters such as surface texture and cracking, smoothness and rutting.

A total of £16 million additional investment in roads for the next two years was approved in February 2018. This has been prioritised towards cost effective treatments that will cover more area, seal cracks and prevent water penetration.