More than £250k to be spent on Bute roads this year

Argyle Street in Rothesay is to be resurfaced by Argyll and Bute Council at a cost of �100,000 during the 2013-14 financial year.
Argyle Street in Rothesay is to be resurfaced by Argyll and Bute Council at a cost of �100,000 during the 2013-14 financial year.

More than £250,000 is due to be spent in the next 12 months reconstructing various roads and pavements around Bute.

Argyll and Bute Council has set aside £100,000 in its 2013-14 budget for reconstruction of part of the A886 between Port Bannatyne and Rhubodach, and the same sum for reconstruction of the full length of Argyle Street in Rothesay, between Gallowgate and the Skeoch wood.

A further £40,000 has been allocated to structural patching of the A844 between Ambrismore and Kingarth, while £15,000 is to be spent on reconstruction of various footways around Rothesay.

The programme of work was outlined in a report published for the authority’s Bute and Cowal area committee meeting at Eaglesham House in Rothesay on Tuesday.