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Bute roads spending plan welcomed

The A844 between Ettrick Bay and Kingarth is to receive the lion's share of �357,000 set aside for Bute road improvements over the next 12 months. This picture shows the extent of work required near Meikle Kilmory.

The A844 between Ettrick Bay and Kingarth is to receive the lion's share of �357,000 set aside for Bute road improvements over the next 12 months. This picture shows the extent of work required near Meikle Kilmory.

 

More than £350,000 is to be spent on improving Bute’s roads in the course of the next 12 months.

The majority of the £357,000 allocated to Bute works in 2014-15 is going to improving the stretch of road connecting Ettrick Bay and Kingarth (A844).

The money will also be used to futher improve the A886 between Port Bannatyne and Rhubodach by resurfacing a stretch near Stuck farm, and on increasing the quality of Bute’s footpaths.

Local councillor Robert Macintyre said: “Bute’s roads will benefit greatly from this year’s programme.

“A ten mile stretch from Ettrick Bay to Kingarth Hotel is scheduled to be surface dressed. Another plus factor is the intention of the roads department to do the work in May and June; therefore the benefit of the new surface will be available for road users for the remainder of the summer.

“There also could be, if resources permit, the possibility that Mountpleasant Road may be resurfaced.”

Argyll and Bute Council set its road investments budget at £21 million in 2012, for the period 2012-15. Of this budget just under £7 million is to be spent in 2014-15.

 

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