A major Ayr road is set to be upgraded with South Ayrshire Council to invest just under £4.3million on road improvements over the next three years.

The works will include resurfacing and road reconstruction projects, as well as footpaths, bridge maintenance, coastal defences, and energy efficient LED street lighting.

Councillors were presented with an outline of works due to take place over the next three years.

One of the largest projects in 2024 will see Kincaidston Drive in Ayr completely resurfaced at a cost of £562,500.

Work will also take place to adapt to anticipated climate change, with £420,000 invested over the next three years to reduce the risk of flooding at St Ninian's park in Prestwick.

Councillor Bob Pollock, Economic Development Portfolio Holder, said: "Despite budget pressures, we continue to invest in our roads network.

"Our transport infrastructure is crucial to economic growth with our roads are one of our most valuable assets.

"We continue to balance the investment in our roads with a growing number of active travel projects, recognising the physical and mental health benefits of walking, cycling and wheeling."