Councillor James MacLaren says he has “reached the end of his tether” over a lack of painted white lines and retroreflective road studs [cats eyes] that have still not been completed on the A761 Brookfield to Bridge of Weir road.

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Councillor has been pursuing Renfrewshire Councillor officials for over a year to carry out the work, but has been left continually frustrated.

He says his constituents who have repeatedly got in touch about the lack of new white lines and cats eyes. He urged council officials to finally set a date as to when the work will be done.

Councillor MacLaren says that another winter will “be here before we know it” and it will put motorists at risk on this crucial route if new lines are not finally painted.

Bridge of Weir, Bishopton and Langbank Councillor James MacLaren said: “This whole situation has turned into a complete farce and frankly I’m at the end of my tether.

“The A761 is a crucial route in my ward, yet these new white lines still have not been painted and the cats eyes have not been improved. This is a request I have been making since last year and I have been continually fobbed off.

“Constituents keep raising this issue with me and I will keep demanding answers for them. Officials keep assuring me that these works are in the pipeline, but it’s now a case of I’ll believe it when I see it.

“Officials now need to urgently set out a timescale and dates for when these lines will finally be painted and the cats eyes updated. Another winter will be on us before we know it and this work must be carried out in good time ahead of the winter months.

“If it is not, then motorists who use the A761 in my ward will have their safety put at risk.”

A Renfrewshire Council spokesperson said: “We are currently working with our contractor to finalise a work schedule to refurbish the road markings and cats eyes on the A761 and these works will be completed by the end of September.”

Headline photo:  A stretch of road on A761 with no retroreflective road studs (cat eyes)
Photo Credit: Renfrewshire News

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