Renfrewshire Council has released alternative routes for the temporary closure of Bascule Bridge, Inchinnan Road, Renfrew from Saturday 5th August 2017 for four weeks. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists during this time.
The alternative routes are below:
Inchinnan to Renfrew
Vehicles should proceed via Abbotsinch Road, Inchinnan Road, Love Street, Carlile Street, Niddry Street, Renfrew Road Paisley and Paisley Road Renfrew.
Glasgow Airport to Renfrew
Vehicles should proceed via route above by turning right on Inchinnan Road. Paisley.
Bishopton/Erskine to Paisley and Glasgow
Vehicles should proceed via A726 Barnsford Road to St James Interchange then A726 to Paisley or M8 to Glasgow as required.
Renfrew to Bishopton/Erskine
Vehicles should proceed via Paisley Road Renfrew, Renfrew Road Paisley, Weir Street, Old Sneddon Street, Carlile Street, Love Street, Inchinnan Road, Abbotsinch Road.
Renfrew to Glasgow Airport
Vehicles should proceed via Paisley Road Renfrew, Renfrew Road Paisley, Weir Street, Old Sneddon Street, Carlile Street, Love Street, Inchinnan Road and turn left into the Glasgow Airport road system.
M8 Motorway to Bishopton, Erskine and Inchinnan
Vehicles should continue westbound on M8 to Junction 29 and proceed northwards on A726, Barnsford road to destination via A8/A726 Red Smithy Roundabout.
During pre-maintenance inspections, it has been identified that more intensive structural works are required to ensure the bridge maintains its essential ability to open or close for river traffic.
Rather than close for one week, and follow up with further closures over the coming months, it is considered that the best way forward is to carry out all the required works at one time.
The planned maintenance works due to take place on Barnsford Road in the week prior to the bridge closure will now take place at a later date to minimise disruption in the area as far as possible.