WORK on long-awaited changes to the A78 at Inverkip looks set to start towards the end of this year.
Traffic lights are to be installed at the north entrance to the village, including Kip Marina.
The project is linked to proposed creation of a new village at the former Inverkip Power Station site and has been delayed for several years while the council waited for Scottish Power to progress that development.
But a new report updating councillors states: “We now have agreement to progress the roads improvements on the A78 at Inverkip independently of Scottish Power.
“The council will therefore procure the work and deliver this aspect of the project directly with City Deal funding. It is proposed to be on site in late 2021.”
The report continues: “Scottish Power will deliver the access arrangements on the A78 at Brueacre [the old power station junction] in line with their development programme.
“In this regard, a planning application for the Inverkip Power Station site is being progressed.
“There is considerable interest in the Inverkip Power station site and progression of housing and commercial development will deliver the original economic objectives core to the City Deal scheme.”