A78 Green Oak Traffic Lights
As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will deliver the essential replacement of traffic signals on the A78 at Inverkip Road, near the Green Oak Pub.
The lights are reaching the end of their maintainable life and require full replacement with new signal poles, controller and associated underground ducting and cabling. These works will follow strict physical distancing protocols in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance. In association with Transport Scotland, we have identified these projects as essential maintenance, vital to maintaining the integrity and safety of the trunk road network.
Aled Davies, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Lighting Engineer said:
“Many new working practices have been implemented across our own workforce and those of our contractors and suppliers as we work towards the future delivery of our Network Maintenance and other programmes. Thorough risk assessments have been carried out as we take a lead in the delivery of trunk road maintenance.
“This is an important section of the trunk road network, and as such is used by emergency services, freight, retail and delivery traffic as part of their essential working. It is vital that we deliver this essential programme in order to maintain road safety. Traffic volumes currently remain low, in line with government advice, and the work can therefore be carried out safely and with minimal disruption.
“Scotland TranServ and Transport Scotland would like to take this opportunity to thank drivers for making only essential journeys over the last few months, and for protecting the country’s key workers.”
In order to deliver this works programme, it will be necessary to implement daytime lane closures on the trunk road during the following times:
- Monday 29th of June until Friday 10th of July
Drivers are advised to allow some extra time for their journeys. Special arrangements have been put in place for emergency service vehicles. Motorists can find live trunk road information by visiting trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotland on Twitter.