Keeping Renfrewshire Trunk Roads Tidy – Scotland Transerv

Keeping Renfrewshire Trunk Roads Tidy


Scotland TranServ is working alongside Renfrewshire Council to the keep the A737 tidy as part of a programme of seasonal works.

The trunk road management company will carry out gulley cleaning and cutting of the grass verges while the local authority collects litter and sweeps the channels along two stretches of the carriageway.

Joe Bryceland, Scotland TranServ’s Delivery Manager said:

“We’re minimising the disruption to local drivers firstly by working overnight and secondly by carrying out these duties under a single closure. We each have our own duties to complete to maintain the A737 verges in these areas and working together helps us to complete these tasks more efficiently.”

In order for the works to be completed as quickly as possible, closures will take place over the following nights:

  • 9pm Wednesday 9th to 5am Thursday 10th May, St James to Linwood (and back)
  • 9pm Thursday 10th to 5am Friday 11th May, Linwood to Kilbarchan (and back)

Local diversions will be clearly signed throughout the works.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said:

“We’re delighted to be working alongside Scotland Transerv to undertake a litter pick of the A737, but it is key that we change the behaviour of those who are causing the issue.

“We would strongly encourage drivers to think about their actions before they throw litter out of their window as it can cause a real problem to the local environment. We will be making it a key focus of our Team Up to Clean Up campaign moving forward and would ask people to think before dropping litter.”

The project has been scheduled for a time of low impact, however we would ask drivers to plan their journeys with these works in mind, and to add some additional journey time, particularly those heading for Glasgow Airport.

Motorists are advised to check or follow @trafficscotland for the latest trunk road information prior to starting their journeys.