The Erskine Bridge will be down to one lane, both ways, from tonight for up to 5 months at night time only.

This is to allow workers to carry out lighting and electrical refurbishments which will enhance night-time driving visibility.

The changes will take place from tonight from 9pm, Monday 30th May 2016, one lane Northbound and Southbound on the Erskine Bridge will be closed daily from 9pm until 6am for up to 20 weeks.

One lane in each direction will remain open.

Internal and bridge deck lighting will be replaced along with lamps on the south approach to the bridge. High mast lights at the north of the bridge will also be switched to modern efficient LED lamps, which will enhance night-time driving visibility and also reduce energy usage by over 50%.

The cable network will also be upgraded allowing for the renewal of the existing cables.

Every day 42,000 vehicles use the A898 at Erskine Bridge and to help reduce delays the majority of the works will be carried out overnight with one lane open in each direction. A series of traffic management measures will be in place to facilitate the works as detailed below.

Andy Fraser, operating company representative, Scotland TranServ said:

“We understand the importance of this route and its links between Glasgow and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs therefore we have done everything we can to programme the works overnight when traffic flows are lighter; therefore ensuring delays are minimal.”