£1.12m capital roads maintenance plan for Bute and Cowal

Published Date: 

5 Mar 2020 - 15:48
Roadworks sign

The planned capital roads programme for 2020/21 includes an allocation of just over £1.12m for Bute and Cowal.

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 Bute and Cowal is:

Bute

Road

Scheme Name

Estimated Value

Proposed Scheme Details

A844

Craigmore - Bogany

Point

£80,000

Pre SD & Surface Dress

 

B878

Barone Road

£75,000

Pre SD & Surface Dress

 

B875

Colmac - Drumachloy

£75,000

Pre SD & Surface Dress

 

B881

Castle St Rothesay

£18,000

Inlay

 

C1

Bruchag Point

£20,000

Overlay

 

C3

Lubas Farm

£20,000

Overlay (500m)

 

U5

Glecknabae

£20,000

Overlay

 

U28

Eastlands Road

£40,000

Inlay

 

U47

McKinley St, Rothesay

£18,000

Inlay

 

U001

Mid Ascog

£25,000

Overlay

 

C1

Bruchag Point

£21,000

Overlays - additional length of route treatment now possible

U5

Glecknabae

£21,000

Overlays - additional length of route treatment now possible

Cowal

Road

Scheme Name

Estimated Value

Proposed Scheme Details

A880

Strone - Blairmore

£75,000

Pre SD & Surface Dress

 

A815

Strachurmore -

Invernoaden

£145,000

Pre SD & Surface Dress

 

A815

Dalinlogart - Sandbank

£75,000

Pre SD & Surface Dress

 

A815

Sandbank Shore Road

£65,000

Inlay / Overlay

 

B8000

Otter Ferry - Kilfinnan

£100,000

Regulate & Overlay (STTS)

 

C10

Port Lamont - Toward

£130,000

Pre SD & Surface Dress

 

C9

Gairletter to Glen Finart Bus turning area

£98,000

Overlay & Passing Places due to winter deterioration