Argyll and Bute Council completes another successful roads project

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6 Sep 2016 - 14:28

Over half a kilometre of the A816 between Kintraw Farm and Salachery (south of Ardfern) replaced with brand new road surface

Argyll and Bute Council has successfully completed an £80,000 project to replace around 600 metres of the A816 between Kintraw Farm and Salachery (south of Ardfern)

Lochgilphead-based Councillor Donnie MacMillan, Vice Chair of the Mid-Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands (MAKI) Area Committee, said: “This is excellent news. Once again our roads team has completed an excellent piece of work on time and in budget. This is a top-quality piece of work and the new surface is superb.

“The work was carried out at night in order to minimise disruption on a busy main route. The roads team are really flexible with their approach, providing a great service, improving the area’s roads while keeping disruption to a minimum.”

This is part of the council’s £27million investment in Argyll and Bute’s road network over the past four years. The successful investment project has seen a mix of resurfacing work, patching, surface dressing and in-situ surface recycling throughout the council area.

Since the start of the roads capital programme almost 400 miles of roads have been upgraded, with an overall improvement of 3%; one of the fastest improving road networks in Scotland.

Almost 90% of Argyll and Bute’s ‘A’ class roads are now in good or fair condition.