A8 Eastbound Pottery Street – Scotland Transerv

A8 Eastbound Pottery Street

As part of Transport Scotland’s strategic trunk road management programme, Scotland TranServ will deliver the essential resurfacing of 0.5km of the A8 Eastbound between Pottery Street and Bogston in Greenock.

Resurfacing of this section of the A8 trunk road will follow strict physical distancing protocols in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance. In association with Transport Scotland, we have identified the project as an essential maintenance scheme, vital to maintaining the integrity and safety of the network.

Brendan O’Sullivan, Scotland TranServ’s Area Network Manager said:

“This is an important section of the A8, and as such is used by emergency services, freight, retail and delivery traffic as part of their essential working. It is important that we resurface this area in order to maintain road safety. Traffic volumes currently remain low, in line with government advice, and the programme can therefore be carried out safely and with minimal disruption.

“The health and safety of our workers, our contractors and the travelling public is of paramount importance to Scotland TranServ. Working in collaboration with Transport Scotland, we have identified the resurfacing of this section of the A8 as essential to the safety of the trunk road network.

“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.

“Scotland TranServ and Transport Scotland would like to take this opportunity to thank drivers for making only essential journeys over the last couple of months, and for continuing to protect the country’s key workers.”

In order to complete these works as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to implement a series of overnight closures of the A8 during the following times:

  • 8pm on Sunday 21st to 6am on Monday 22nd June
  • 8pm on Monday 22nd to 6am on Tuesday 23rd June
  • 8pm on Tuesday 23rd to 6am on Wednesday 24th June
  • 8pm on Wednesday 24th to 6am on Thursday 25th June
  • 8pm on Thursday 25th to 6am on Friday 26th June
  • 8pm on Friday 26th to 6am on Saturday 27th June

Local diversions will be in place throughout this programme of overnight closures. Traffic management will only be implemented once traffic volumes are sufficiently low. Special arrangements will be in place for emergency service vehicle access.

Those drivers requiring to use the A8 for essential journeys are advised to allow some extra time travel the diversion route. Motorists can find live trunk road information by visiting trafficscotland.org or by following @trafficscotlandon Twitter. Please click on the button below to view diversion map: