Roads repair programme on target for 2021/22

The £10m investment in Argyll and Bute’s roads for 2021/22 is on track to see 229 km of road improved, just over 10% of the road network, by the end of the financial year.

On top of that, the council has secured a further £1.249m, through the Scottish Timber Transport Scheme, towards repairing roads used to haul forestry timber.

And further investment of £900,000, which includes £400,000 of funding for green transport and travel, will be used to improve footways throughout Argyll and Bute.

The Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee noted the progress and endorsed the new footways programme on Thursday (2 September).

Councillor Rory Colville, Policy Lead for Roads and Infrastructure Services, said: “I’d like to thank our council workers and contractors who have delivered this ambitious programme of work in difficult circumstances.

“We want to repair and protect as much of our road network as possible. That’s why we have chosen to invest significant funding over recent years. We are now seeing gradual improvement. Using surface dressing as the main means of road treatment means we can cover much more area, sealing the cracks in the carriageway. This prevents the ingress of water and will reduce the amount of reactive maintenance for potholes.”

Full details of the ongoing roads improvement programme can be found on the council’s website: Roads Capital Programme (

Footways programme

Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands

Estimated Value

Harbour Street - Tarbert


Woodside Carradale - Kintyre


Kilchenzie Housing ( adopted roads) - Kintyre


Northbay and Port Ellen - Islay


Campbeltown Crossing Points (Dropped Kerbs)


Lorne Street - Lochgilphead






Oban, Lorn and the Isles

Estimated Value

Stevenson Street - Oban


Glencruitten - Oban


Combie Street ( block paving removal) - Oban


Shore Street - Oban


Albany Street - Oban


Drimvargie Terrace (east side) -Oban


High St - Oban


Lochnell Road - N Connel


Lora View - N Connel


Kenmore Cottages - Bonawe


Taynuilt Village main street


Salen - Mull


Bunessan - Mull






Bute and Cowal

Estimated Value

UC74 Hillview Walk Rothesay


UC75 St Andrews Walk Rothesay


UC76 Waverly Avenue - Rothesay


Bishop Street - Rothesay


Victoria Street - Rothesay


Rothesay Various improvements ( Dropped kerbs)


A815 Alexandra Parade FW - Dunoon


A815 Glenacre - Innellan


A815 Ardhallow - Innellan


A815 Shore Road - Sandbank


Ardenslate Road - Dunoon






Helensburgh and Lomond

Estimated Value

A818 Sinclair Street- Helensburgh


A814 Rhu Road Lower (Kidston to Rhu Rd Higher)


U101 East King Street (Sinclair St to Grant St)


U314 West King Street (John St to James St)


U188 Lever Road


U212 Macfarlane Drive- Arrochar






Helensburgh – Cardross Cycleway (this will be used to bid for match funding)


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