Argyll and Bute Council’s getting to work on several roads in Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Isles. Its part of the council’s £15.6 million which will be spent improving the road network the next three years. £7 million is earmarked for 2011-2012.
In Mid Argyll the A816 from Lochgilphead to Oban will benefit from the money available. There’ll be resurfacing at Tibertich, North of Kintraw, at Barrananoil and between Cairnbaan and Dunamuck. It’ll take place between now and the end of July.
In Kintyre the A83 from Seal point to Ballochroy will be resurfaced and the road from Westport to Balochantuy will be structurally strengthened.
On Islay the A846 Low road will be resurfaced as will the B8016 High road at Glenegedale and Gartmain.
On Jura the A846 North of Ardfin is getting resurfaced as well.
Executive Director of Development and Infrastructure, Sandy Mactaggart, said “this work will make a real difference to the communities of Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Isles. Some of the work has already started and will continue over the summer. The council is committed to improving the area’s roads for local people, businesses and tourists.”
Notes to editors:
Here is a full list of roads in the area being worked on by the council;
A816 Lochgilphead – Oban, Tibertich – Structural strengthening, Surface dressing and resurfacing of bridge – this will take 3 days from 9th July until 11th July
A816 Lochgilphead – Oban, North of Kintraw – Structural repair and resurfacing – this will take 5 days from 11th July until 15th July
A816 Lochgilphead – Oban, Barrananoil phase 1 – Structural repair and resurfacing – this will take 15 days from 16th May until 8th July
A816 Cairnbaan – Dunamuck, Structural repair and resurfacing – this will take 15 days from 16th May until 8th July
C42 Seafield – Castle Sween, Structural strengthening and surface dressing – this will take 20 days from 18TH April until 13th May
B840 Ford, A816 – C38 junction, resurfacing – this will take 8 days from 25th April until 4th May
B8024 Kilberry Road, Avinagillan – Golf course, resurfacing – this will take 5 days from 14th April until 19th April
B8024 Kilberry Road, A83-Loch Arial - resurfacing and retreading – this will take 3 days frmo 11th April until 13 April
A83 Seal Point to South of Ballochroy, resurfacing
A83 Westport to Balochantuy, structural strengthening and surface dressing
B842 Dippen, reconstruction and resurfacing
B842 Kildonan, resurfacing
B8001 Cloanaig Road, resurfacing
ISLAY, JURA & COLONSAY
A846 Low Road, Islay – regulate and resurfacing
A846 North of Ardfin, Jura – regulate and resurfacing
B8016 High Road (Glenegedale), Islay – regulate and resurfacing
B8016 High Road Gartmain, Islay – regulate and resurfacing
U42 Portnahaven, Kilchiaran, Islay– regulate and resurfacing
U24 Avonvogie Road, Islay– regulate and resurfacing
A847 Black Rock, Islay – regulate and resurfacing
C17 The Oa Road, Islay – regulate and resurfacing
C17 Crome Street, Pt Wemyss, Islay – regulate and resurfacing
C17 Deal Terrace, Pt Charlotte, Islay – regulate and resurfacing
C17 Keills Housing Estate, Keills, Islay – regulate and resurfacing
The dates missing have yet to be decided upon.