Footway improvements step forward

Pedestrians in Argyll and Bute will benefit from a range of pavement improvements over the next 18 months.

At a meeting of Argyll and Bute Council’s Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee, councillors agreed £750,000 of improvements as part of the 2023/24 Footway Reconstruction Programme.

As well as upgrading the overall surface of pavements, the programme will also see the quantity and quality of dropped kerb crossing points improved.

The council allocated the budget across its four administrative areas based on the percentage of pavements in each area. A full list of locations for improvement is available on the council website.

Councillor Andrew Kain, the council’s Policy Lead for Roads and Transport, said: “We maintain more than 530km of public footpaths – enough to stretch from Lochgilphead to Liverpool. The Footway Reconstruction Programme will ensure that we are able to maintain the standard of our pavement surfaces and ensure the quality and safety of pedestrian journeys for all users.”

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