REPAIRS Completed On Vital Inverclyde Countryside Route

10 July, 2024 | Local

A COLLAPSED section of a road which links to an Inverclyde beauty spot has been repaired.

Work has been completed on part of Dunrod Road at the junction of Old Largs Road, beside Loch Thom, near Greenock Cut Visitor Centre.

Inverclyde Council initially created a temporary bypass before permanent repairs were carried out.

The £80,000 project included the installation of drainage underneath the road connecting to a new filter drain.

A retaining structure was also built and the carriageway resurfaced.

Councillor Michael McCormick, Inverclyde Council’s convener of environment and regeneration, said: “We recognise the importance of Dunrod Road and as a link to Greenock Cut Visitor Centre, which is such an important visitor attraction for people from near and far.

“The road was affected by erosion from the loch and flooding on top of the usual wear and tear so a suitable long-term solution had to be found.

“A lot of work has taken place behind the scenes to develop a plan and it’s great that these improvements have been made and that the road has now reopened.”

The temporary bypass helped keep disruption to a minimum and will be kept as an additional passing place.

A separate section of Dunrod Road close to Shielhill Farm has also been affected by extreme weather and other factors which resulted in a partial failure of the road and its long-term closure.

The council has set aside almost £2million to address the issues there and officials are progressing site investigations and surveys prior to preparing detailed designs.

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