Members approve 2024/25 Area Roads Capital Programme for Badenoch and Strathspey
Members of the Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee today (12 February 2024) approved the Area Roads Capital Programme for 2024/25.
The local allocations capital budget for 2024/25 remains to be established which will be calculated from the approved capital budget allocation being adjusted for any acceleration or slippage in the previous financial year for each area allocation, and analysis of the road condition survey results.
Consequently the 2024/25 area capital roads programme is currently based on the previous year’s baseline £7.2m Highland Area Roads Budget allocation. Should the approved 2024/25 budget differ from the previous budgets then the programme will be appropriately adjusted.
The 2023/24 baseline budget for Badenoch and Strathspey area was £473,737.
Chair of the Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee, Cllr Russell Jones, said: “Members fully understand the challenges faced by our roads manager when it comes to fixing the issues on every road that requires attention, especially after another severe winter.
“Members would therefore like to commend the area roads team for their continued efforts to maintain our local road network."
Members also highlighted to the road operations manager about the importance of adequately funded winter maintenance in Badenoch and Strathspey, which is "amongst the snowiest and coldest in the country."
The priority routes approved by Members today include surface dressing on:
The A938 at sections between Duthil and Tullochgribben
The B970 Ruthven to Tromie Road
B9153 Carrbridge to A95 Kinveachy Junction
The top section of the B9007 Duthil to Glenferness Road
The U2379 Lochindorb Road (B9007 Junction to the Lodge)