Committee approves prioritised roads capital programme for Nairnshire

Members of the Nairnshire Committee have agreed a list of prioritised structural overlay/inlay works and surface dressing schemes which will be funded out of the Capital Budget allocation for 2023/24.

The actual 2023/24 capital roads budget allocation for Nairnshire is still to be finalised, but based on the previous financial year and analysis of road condition survey results it is expected to be similar to 2022/23.

This would give a capital budget allocation for the Nairnshire area of £271,890 in total, consisting of £157,190 for overlay/inlay works and £114,700 towards surface dressing schemes.

Works for the Ward 18 are identified based on a prioritised ranking.  The ranking is informed by:

  • Scottish Road Maintenance Condition Survey (SRMCS) data;
  • safety inspections;
  • service inspections; and
  • input and feedback from Ward Members

Members endorsed the priorities as presented to Area Committee, with some of the following proposals:

  • Resurfacing on the B9090 High Street
  • Resurfacing on the B9007
  • Resurfacing on the B9090 Cawdor Road

Chair of the Nairnshire Area Committee, Michael Green, said: “It is great news that these priorities will be progressed and I would like to commend the hard work of our Area Roads team on maintaining our roads network during these challenging financial times”.

The list of prioritised projects approved along with the report presented to the committee is available here (Item 5).

24 Jan 2023