Further improvements are set to be carried out to roads in Bishopton following enquiries made by Derek Mackay MSP and local councillor for Bishopton, Natalie Don.
A filter light is to be installed at the traffic lights on Greenock Road at the junction with Ferry Road, for traffic turning right onto Ferry Road. This will be followed in the future with a dedicated right filter lane.
The first stage of the improvement works are planned to go ahead in the coming weeks and will be paid for by BAE systems, who are overseeing the development at Dargavel Village.
It is hoped that these works will make significant improvements to the traffic flows on Greenock Road, particularly at rush hour.
Derek Mackay MSP has shown his support for the proposed improvement works, he said: “This has been a problem junction for a while, so I am pleased BAE are stepping in to try and address the situation.
“Congestion on Greenock Road is an issue which has been raised with me before, with traffic often being queued back along the road, stuck behind cards attempting to turn right into Ferry Road. I am confident that these proposals will make a difference.”
Cllr Don, added: “It was great to hear that this work was going to be carried out. The request for a filter lane at these lights was originally raised with me by a constituent who was concerned about the time it takes to get through the lights at busy spells. I know that these concerns were echoed by the wider community so I was extremely pleased to confirm this would be going ahead.
“The recent resurfacing of Greenock Road will be a huge benefit to local drivers and now the implementation of this filter light will be another step in improving congestion and road safety in Bishopton.”