IMPROVEMENTS Planned For A8 In Greenock

6 February, 2024 | Local

LOCAL MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed the announcement of further investment into the trunk road network in Inverclyde after he raised the issue in the Scottish Parliament.

Stuart has regular meetings with Amey, the company who manage the A8 and A78 in Inverclyde, and two continued topics for discussion have been the repainting of the lines at several roundabouts and the condition of the road between Bogston Station and Ratho Street.

Amey have now informed Stuart of their intention to carry out works to resolve both issues, following his question to the Transport Minister about Amey’s investment to date and future plans for improvements.

Stuart said: “Amey took over the contract to manage the trunk roads in Inverclyde during the pandemic. This brought its own challenges of course, but I’m also of the opinion that they inherited a difficult task.

“I believe Amey have tried to get on the front foot and invest in the network at a challenging time and I am grateful for this. However, much more work still needs to be done.

“I have been raising the issue of the worn-out lines around the four roundabouts between McDonald’s in Greenock and Burger King in Port Glasgow for some time. I’m therefore pleased this work is finally going to take place as it is a much-needed road safety measure that should make it easier for drivers to remain in the correct lane.

“I am even more pleased to learn about the resurfacing works to take place between Bogston and Ratho Street west-bound, as the section of road at the lights outside Bogston station is in dire need of repair.

“However, I have accepted that Amey’s hands have been tied for a period as they did not want to have another significant piece of work taking place at the same time as the Scottish Water works on Pottery Street.

“I therefore welcome their commitment to get this work done subject to the completion of Scottish Water’s scheme. Start and end dates will be confirmed in the near future, and I’ll make my constituents aware.”

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