Roadworks progressing in Oban, Lorne and the Islands

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Published Date: 

13 Jun 2011 - 16:52

Argyll and Bute Council’s roads teams have been working hard and have made great progress with the road works planned across Oban, Lorn and the Isles.

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.

So far, many of the works have started, with some of the projects in Oban already completed.  Tweedle Street in the town centre has seen many improvements, with the road being planed out, patched and resurfaced.  These works are now complete.

Lochavuillan Road, going along to the Tesco roundabout, has also benefited.  The road has been planed out, patched, regulated and resurfaced.

Spokesperson for transport and infrastructure Councillor Duncan MacIntyre said: “I am delighted that the works being carried out across Oban, Lorn and the Isles 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 been working really hard, and have completed some of the works in Oban on schedule.  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.”