£784,000 capital roads maintenance plan for Helensburgh and Lomond

Published Date: 

5 Mar 2020 - 15:29
Roadworks sign

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:

Road

Scheme Name

Estimated Value

Proposed Scheme Details

A817

Haul road centre

section

£130,000

Surface dressing and Pre

SD

 

A814

Cats Castle -

Cardross

£100,000

100mm patching and High

Friction Surfacing

 

A814

Sinclair St to Gant

St

£22,000

Inlay

 

C70

Glen Fruin Hairpin

Bends

£24,000

Overlay

 

U172

Upper Sutherland

Crescent

£25,000

Overlay

 

U197

Machrie Drive

£20,000

Inlay

 

U167

Kennedy Drive

£25,000

Inlay

 

U50

Campbell St - Clyde

St to Princes St

£15,000

Inlay

 

U57

Charlotte Street

£40,000

Inlay

 

U08

Aldrin Road

£10,000

Inlay

 

U69

Collins Road

£30,000

Inlay

 

U317

West Princes St

junc

£15,000

Inlay

 

U181

Kirkton Road

£40,000

Inlay

 

C74

Carman Road

£190,000

Drainage & Overlay

 

A814

Portincaple Junction(School Bus Route)

£58,000

Junction realignment and Vehicle Safety Fencing

U229 / U22

Old Luss Rd / Athole St

£29,000

Inlay

A818

Sinclair St-Luss Rd

(Blackhill)

£11,000

Inlay