Roads funding approved

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Scottish Borders Council has agreed a programme of roads capital and revenue works for 2013/14 to improve the condition of the Borders’ roads asset.

The council approved a total roads asset maintenance and improvement fund of £8.062 million for 2013. The funding is made up of £3.81m revenue and £2.180m capital, along with an additional £2.072m capital allocation also approved at the meeting last Thursday.

The council’s road network is the fourth largest in Scotland and is made up of 2,952km roads. Footpaths, drainage infrastructure, fences and barriers, street lighting, traffic signals, and structures such as retaining walls, culverts and bridges are also part of the roads asset.

Councillor Gordon Edgar, Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure said the works would ensure the asset “is managed and maintained in the best possible way.”