DETAILS of how North Ayrshire Council (NAC) is allocating almost £6 million of funding to maintain and improve the region's roads have been revealed.

At a meeting of the local authority's cabinet on Tuesday (March 21), elected members rubber-stamped the spending proposals for the new financial year.

As well as the money for roads, NAC has also confirmed £1m will be assigned for street lighting and a similar amount for bridges and retaining walls.

A full list of works and associated costs can be viewed on North Ayrshire Council's website - scroll down to pages 239-246 on the document.

Some of the works include:

  • Carriageway resurfacing: Caledonia Road/Argyle Road, Saltcoats (Sorbie Road to Jacks Road) - £210,000
  • Carriageway resurfacing: Chapelhill Mount, Ardrossan - £100,000
  • Carriageway resurfacing: Harbour Road, Irvine (Victoria Roundabout to Portland Roundabout) - £140,000
  • Carriageway resurfacing: B778 Kilwinning (south of Mossculloch to Goldcraigs depot) - £150,000
  • Footway resurfacing: St Margaret’s Avenue, Dalry (Kittyshaw to Houston Crescent including two cul de-sacs) - £50,000

The cabinet report also explains how a robust, data-driven maintenance system is in place to ensure that the council gives priority to areas of roads most in need of work.

This approach is said to ensure the council is providing value for money on any investment attributed to road maintenance.

Councillor Tony Gurney, cabinet member for place, said: “The condition of roads always generates a lot of debate because it affects most of us in some way or another.

“This report provides some context about why decisions are made and how we manage our resources most effectively to provide the best possible service.

“We are regularly audited to ensure the systems we have are robust and stand up to scrutiny.

“We will also provide regular updates on our website when we know when works will be carried out. So, please check the site if you are looking for further, more specific information.”