OVER £270,000 of improvements to local roads and pavements are set to be given the green light this week.

The council has earmarked £82,000 for the A760 Largs amenity site to the crematorium and £146,000 towards the east of Mills Milk entrance, including sections near the Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley crematorium.

Another £52,000 has also been set aside in the budget for the busy commuter road nearer Kilbirnie.

Meanwhile, Fairlie Moor Road is also set to be enhanced, with £80,000 spent on carriageway improvements.

Other road networks to receive resurfacing works from the fund include Gogo Street and Bankhouse Avenue in Largs, Skelmorlie Castle Road and Station Road in Fairlie.

The round of improvements is part of a total regional investment of £5.9 million for the year in local roads, structures and street lighting.

NAC executive director Russell McCutcheon said: "The adopted road network within North Ayrshire has a total length of 1,040km. The core roads assets are currently estimated at a value of approximately £1.7 billion.

"Our roads are the council’s largest community asset and play a vital role in supporting the local and wider economy by facilitating the movement of people, goods and services and connecting people with economic and social opportunities.

"North Ayrshire Council has a statutory obligation to manage and maintain its public road network.

"Effective management of these assets contributes to a number of Council plan objectives, including ensuring that North Ayrshire is well-connected with effective infrastructure and that we maximise resources and provide value for money."

Footway resurfacing in sections of Brisbane Street and Nelson Street in Largs, costing £26,000 and £18,000 - with £11,000 for repairs in Clyde Street in Millport - are also set to take place.

A total of £68,000 has also been budgeted for street lighting improvements at Windsor Gardens, Chapelton Way and Viking Way in relation to improving deteriorated infrastructure.

Mr McCutcheon added: "The estimated lighting maintenance backlog figure for North Ayrshire is currently £23.5 million.

"The ‘steady state’ figure to maintain lighting assets at their current condition is £1.06 million.

"The capital budget for next year is £750,000, however the capital budget has been re-profiled for 2021/22 and 2022/23 to increase expenditure to £1.25 million, before it returns to £1 million in 2023/24 onwards."