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Road repairs spending approved for Highland Council roads in Badenoch and Strathspey


By Gavin Musgrove

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Highland Council's road network in Badenoch and Strathspey faces some of the toughest conditions in the UK.
Highland Council's road network in Badenoch and Strathspey faces some of the toughest conditions in the UK.

Local Highland councillors have approved the priorities for spending on repairs to local roads for the coming financial year.

Members of the authority's Badenoch and Strathspey area committee meeting in Grantown today agreed the area roads capital programme for 2024/25.

There is expected to be a budget of £473,737 but this is yet to be confirmed.

Councillor Russell Jones, area committee chairman, 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 the strath which is 'amongst the snowiest and coldest in the country'.

The priority routes approved by local councillors today at the Townhouse 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; and

• the U2379 Lochindorb Road (B9007 junction to the lodge).


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