Argyll and Bute Council to resurface the U59 Machrihanish Road and improve drainage

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Published Date: 

29 Aug 2014 - 13:18

Work to begin in September and is estimated to last 12 weeks

The council has commissioned local firm McFadyens Contractors (Campbeltown) Ltd. to carry out work on the U59 Machrihanish Road.

The works will see improvements to drainage, re-profiling the road where necessary and practical and the installation of a combination of ditches, filter drains, soak-aways and verge off-lets.

The enhancements to the road itself will include edge strengthening where it is required and possible, the laying of a combination of geogrid and geotextile membrane for additional strength, reshaping; overlaying with a new surface and new road markings.

The bridge over Backs Water will also benefit from waterproofing work and minor repairs.

The project will cost in the region of £650,000 and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The road will remain open during the works, with single lane traffic light control.

The council would like to thank the public for their continued co-operation with the improvement works to the road network in South Kintyre.