It has been announced that essential maintenance will take place at the A898 Erskine Bridge from Monday 16th August until Thursday 19th August 2021, between the hours of 9pm and 6am, each night.

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South-West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking the work.

This scheme will benefit around 39,000 vehicles using this route each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future. Additional cyclic works will also take place including gully and signage cleaning and sweeping.

The work will be carried out using a total road closure, inclusive of slip roads, with a signed diversion in operation meaning the the Erskine Bridge northbound carriageway will be closed during the evenings of Monday 16th August and Tuesday 17th August 2021.

The southbound carriageway will be closed during the evenings of Wednesday 18th August and Thursday 19th August 2021.

Traffic will be diverted via Spectacles Roundabout to join the A726 and will follow Southbar Road to Barnsford Road to reach St. James Interchange. From here, traffic will travel on the A725, Greenock Road through St. James Street, Niddry Street, Renfrew Street, the A761 Glasgow Road/Paisley Road West to King George V Bridge, and along to Broomielaw and Piccadily Street. This will lead to North Street, where traffic will be able to re-join the A82, Great Western Road and diversion will end.

The works are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.

Amey said: Our operatives will follow strict physical distancing and hygiene protocols throughout the programme, in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance.”