Funding to improve Highland roads is being increased by over £14m following a decision made at last week’s Highland Council budget setting meeting.
An additional investment of £12.8M to increase the current capital programme will bring the total budget for the coming year up to £20M.
On top of this, new investment of £1.26m in revenue funding has been allocated to create a Rapid Repair Road team to tackle potholes across the Highlands.
The decision was taken as part of a package of investment and savings to address a £49.2M budget gap.
The Leader of the Council, Councillor Raymond Bremner said: “We also need to ensure that those areas assessed as having the worst road surfaces get a greater share of the cash.”