Road improvement plan for South Ayrshire
South Ayrshire Council is set to invest just under £5 million on road improvements in 2023/24, which includes resurfacing works and road reconstruction projects. The funding was agreed yesterday's (25 April) Cabinet meeting*.
The funding will also be used for footpaths, traffic signals, speed restrictions, bridge maintenance, coastal defences, and the continued rollout of energy efficient LED street lighting.
The level of funding has been a significant factor when it comes to improving our roads, with South Ayrshire moving from 21st in Scotland to 12th for improvements to classified roads.
One of the largest resurfacing projects for 2023/24 will see the B7023 at Maybole improved for £323,840.
Five footpaths will also be upgraded including Hadyard Terrace in Dailly at a cost of around £54,000.
The Council is also looking to progress a number of sustainable travel projects including a multi-use path from Dundonald to Barassie, and another from Ayr to Prestwick.
Councillor Bob Pollock, Economic Development Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "Our roads network is vital if we are to continue to grow our local economy and support our towns and villages.
"There is always more to be done but we are making significant improvements to our roads and infrastructure, this ongoing commitment has been recognised with our leap from 21st to 12th position in the improvement rankings for classified roads.
"Our roads are one of our most valuable assets but we also need to invest in sustainable forms of travel which makes projects like the expansion of our multi-use paths network just as important."
*Subject to any call-ins (decisions can be called in for scrutiny by other Councillors prior to implementation)