£ 1.96m capital roads maintenance plan for OLI

Published Date: 

5 Mar 2020 - 15:25
Roadworks sign

The planned capital roads programme for 2020/21 includes an allocation of £1.96m for Oban, Lorn and the Isles.

The programme will focus on a mix of carriageway resurfacing schemes that deliver the best value for money for the roads’ network. It does not simply concentrate on roads in the worst condition, but also treats roads at an earlier stage to prevent them deteriorating further.

Surface dressing schemes are used when the skid resistance of the road surface is poor or the road surface needs to be sealed before it fails. This helps reduce the amount of reactive maintenance for potholes.

Progressing schemes that provide the best rate of return maximises benefit to the traveling public and keeps Argyll and Bute moving.

Councillor Robin Currie, Policy Lead for Housing, Roads and Infrastructure Services, said: “We are confident in our approach to maintaining our roads.

“Given the limited funding available, and the vast and varied network of carriageway for which we are responsible, it is encouraging to see that there is a gradual, year-on-year improvement in most of our roads. I am also pleased that the council agreed additional monies at the recent budget - £700k across Argyll and Bute - to further help with road capital improvements.”

More details about the capital roads programme, including starting times and progress updates, should be available on the council website www.argyll-bute.gov.uk from April.

Notes: The provisional programme for Oban, Lorne and the Isles is:

Lorn

Road

Scheme Name

Estimated Value

Proposed Scheme Details

A816

Blaran

£100,000

Edge strengthening &

overlay

 

A816

Feochan Bridge South

£70,000

Edge strengthening &

overlay

 

A819/B840

A819/B840 Jct

£50,000

Junction improvement

 

B840

Braevallich- Portsonachan

£240,000

Pre SD & Surface Dress

 

B845

Bonawe - Blarcreen

£50,000

Structural Patching +

Overlay

 

C29

Dalavich - Kilchrennan

£80,000

Overlay STTS

 

C34

Gallanach Road

£80,000

Regulate & Overlay

 

C32

Glencruitten

£100,000

Widening & Surface Dress

 

B8077

Stronmillichan

£131,000

Pre SD & Surface Dress

 

U135

Pulpit Drive

£50,000

Inlay Scheme after

Associated Lighting

 

Unclassified

Taynuilt Village

£40,000

Inlay Scheme

 

Unclassified

Dalmally Village

£40,000

Inlay Scheme

 

B845

Kilchrenan-Barrachander PH 2

£145,000

Culverts, Passing Places and Overlay + Co-fund for STTS bid 30/70 = £338k tbc

 

Mull

Road

Scheme Name

Estimated Value

Proposed Scheme Details

A849

Torrans Bridge to

Fionnphort

£315,000

Pre SD & Surface Dress

 

A884

Fishnish

£50,000

Regulate & Overlay

 

B8073

Mishinish Lochs

£50,000

Regulate & Overlay

 

B8073

Killiemore - Gruline

 

 

C46

Dervaig - Achnacraig

£100,000

Regulate & Overlay

 

C54

Balure Cemetery - Ardura

£21,000

Regulate & Overlay

 

U71, U72,

U77 U78,

U21

 

Ross of Mull, Spur Roads

£150,000

Pre-Sd & Surface Dressing

B8073

Killiemore - Gruline

£100,000

Regulate and overlay

 

ENDS