Ross and Cromarty roads maintenance programme agreed
Members of the Ross and Cromarty Committee have today (Tuesday 15 August) agreed a Road Structural Maintenance Programme for 2017/18 which prioritises the safety of the travelling public and sustainability of the road network.
The 43 schemes included follow safety and service inspections, input from Ward Members and data from the Scottish Road Maintenance Condition Survey.
The revenue budget for road maintenance activities in Ross and Cromarty for 2017/18 is £2,645,539 of which £1,102,447 is allocated for winter maintenance with a further capital budget of £1,534,391 for the same period.
The Highland Council’s allocation to areas for structural road maintenance is based on the results of the annual Scottish Road Maintenance Condition Survey.
Chair of the Ross and Cromarty Area Committee, Councillor Fiona Robertson said: “The road infrastructure is vital to our communities which is why the Council sought to protect spending on road maintenance when setting its budget at the start of this year.
“Given the scale of roads across Ross and Cromarty and the impact of weather related damage, there continues to be a huge demand on our limited resources. There will never be enough money for everything we want to do. However, the committee’s decision today means we have a clear plan taking us forward during 2017/18. Every pound we can spend on improving our roads and bridges goes back into the Highland economy and helps to support jobs and growth so Highland Council will continue to look for ways of getting additional investment.”