The planned capital roads programme for 2020/21 includes an allocation of £784,000 for Helensburgh and Lomond.
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 Helensburgh and Lomond is:
Proposed Scheme Details
Haul road centre
Surface dressing and Pre
Cats Castle -
100mm patching and High
Sinclair St to Gant
Glen Fruin Hairpin
Campbell St - Clyde
St to Princes St
West Princes St
Drainage & Overlay
Portincaple Junction(School Bus Route)
Junction realignment and Vehicle Safety Fencing
U229 / U22
Old Luss Rd / Athole St
Sinclair St-Luss Rd