Roadworks progressing in Bute and Cowal

Published Date: 

13 Jun 2011 - 16:54

Argyll and Bute Council’s roads teams have been working hard and have made great progress on the roads of Bute and Cowal.

The works being carried out are part of £15.6million the council has committed to improving the roads network over the next three years.  £7 million is earmarked for 2011-2012.

Resurfacing works on four sections of the Ardlamont Loop have been completed.  Additionally, works at Toward Pier road, on the north junction heading south have got off to a good start.  20% of the footway reconstruction and the planning out and resurfacing of the road are now finished.

In Strachur, the road heading south from the Balliebeg Bridge is getting resurfaced, and 30% of this project has now been completed.

80% of the resurfacing works on the Rhubodach ferry road heading south on Bute are now finished, too.

Spokesperson for transport and infrastructure Councillor Duncan MacIntyre said: “I am delighted that the works being carried out across Bute and Cowal are progressing so well.  They will make a huge difference to local residents and businesses, as well as tourists who are visiting the area.

“The roads teams have worked really hard, and have completed some of the works in Dunoon, Strachur and Bute already.  Some of the works across the rest of the area have already started, and are on their way to completion too.  In addition to this, the surface dressing programme has started, with the council making the best of any dry weather we get to complete this.”

 

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