Roadworthy budget reveals new works

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Plans for how to use the extra £2.61 million added to the roads reconstruction programme at last month’s budget have now been completed.

The total value of works planned for 2021/22 is £10 million, as reported to Argyll and Bute’s 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 which are carried over from the current financial year. Covid, and the restrictions imposed on constructions works, meant no surface dressing was carried out in this financial year although significant preparatory work was undertaken.

Councillor Rory Colville, Argyll and Bute’s Policy Lead for Roads and Infrastructure Services, said: ‘This is a significant investment and recognises the vital role that transport and travel will play in Argyll and Bute’s post-Covid recovery.’

Among additional works included  are resurfacing worth £75,000 on the A816 at
Kilmartin, £610,000 of work throughout the Lorn area and £304,000 of work on Mull which  covers £50,000 of carriageway widening at Lochdon South.