£30 Million 3 Year Budget Plan To Be Discussed For Region’s Infrastructure

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities committee [17 September 2017] will consider a report on its Infrastructure Capital Programme 2019/20.The Council agreed its capital budget for 2019/20 to 2021/22 in February 2019, with an indicative 10-year Capital Investment Strategy. The agreed funding allocations for the Infrastructure Asset Class are:• 2019/20 £10.07m• 2020/21 ££9.5m• 2021/22 £9.5mAn additional £0.5m was allocated for planned structural overlays on roads for 2019/20 and 2020/21.The Infrastructure Capital Programme 2019/20 includes:• Carriageway surface dressing• Carriageway resurfacing• Carriageway strengthening• Carriageway drainage• Planned structural overlays [eliminating defects by surfacing short sections of carriageway, up to around 400m]• Footways• Forestry routes – this year, the Council was successful in 3 bids to the Strategic Timber Transport Fund resulting in £231,841 being awarded, enabling upgrades to local roads to accommodate increased forestry extraction.• Car Parks – including Lockerbie Station• Structures – including Carruthers Bridge [C61a], Langholm Suspension Footbridge, Wauchope Bridge [B7068a], Lamford Culvert [A713s]• Harbours – seeking European Maritime Fisheries Fund contribution for Port William Harbour and Kirkcudbright Marina• Coastal Infrastructure – Dyemill coastal protection, Drummore coastal road• Flood Risk Management – Spoutwells [Stranraer], Carsphairn• Street Lighting• Intelligent Transport Systems• Road Safety Programme• Speed Limits and Traffic Calming• Active Travel ProgrammeCouncillor Andy Ferguson, chair of the Communities committee, said: “Over the next 3 years our Council is committed to spending more than £30m on projects to improve and maintain the region’s infrastructure, including roads. This expenditure is vital for local people, local communities, and the local economy.”Councillor John Martin, vice-chair, said: “Improved travel links, roads maintenance, improved road safety, bridge repairs and appropriate parking facilities are key issues for this region if it is to be a place where people want to live, work and carry out business. Our capital programme for infrastructure is an essential contributor to this.”See report: https://dumfriesgalloway.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=148&MId=4503last_img read more

West Florida Men’s Tennis Rained Out on Thursday

first_img Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – Like the women’s team on Wednesday, the West Florida men’s tennis team was rained out in its scheduled match against Georgia College and State on Thursday.  More rain is in the forecast, so check www.GoArgos.com for the latest schedule updates for UWF men’s and women’s tennis.Print Friendly Version West Florida Men’s Tennis Rained Out on Thursdaycenter_img Luis Arboleda last_img