A78 south of Bow Road works to begin – Scotland Transerv

A78 south of Bow Road works to begin

3 March 2014

A78 South of Bow Road, Greenock

£200k investment in vital road improvement project

 Scotland TranServ on behalf of Transport Scotland will this week carry out road improvement work which will benefit Greenock commuters and shoppers alike, for the next decade.

 The £200,000 project south of Bow Road will benefit around 16,000 drivers every day, delivering a smoother, quieter journey as they travel along this section of the A78 south of the town centre.

The work will take place from Thursday 6 to Thursday 13 March, with the exception of Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 March, between 8.30am and 4:00pm.

 It will be necessary to implement traffic management during this week long project, carriageway widths will be reduced with one lane running in each direction, allowing two lanes of traffic to continue moving freely while we complete this essential work.

Brendan O’Sullivan, area network manager, Scotland TranServ said:

“This programme of work will improve nearly half a kilometre of carriageway for the travelling public in Greenock. While there will be some short-term disruption for commuters and shoppers in the Bow Road area, the benefits of a smoother, quieter road surface will certainly be felt for the long term, with the new surface expected to last for up to 10 years.“

Contract Director for Scotland TranServ, Russell Rennie added:

“Across South West Scotland we are investing to improve the road surface, maintain signage and most importantly keep Scotland moving. This is an important year for the south west in particular with the Commonwealth Games getting underway in July, the Ryder Cup in September and a whole year of Homecoming events making Scotland a key destination for thousands of visitors.

“Our dedicated, hardworking team is delivering a vital service, essential maintenance and necessary improvements for Transport Scotland and the travelling public, while continuing to support the Scottish economy.”

Motorists should leave plenty of time for their journeys and check www.trafficscotland.org  or follow @Traffic Scotland for real time traffic information.