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Traffic Signal Improvements on the A8 in Greenock

A8 at Rue End Street, Greenock
13th of March 2023, 8:00pm to 21st of July 2023, 6:00am

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Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South-West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking essential traffic signal improvements on the A8 at Rue End Street, Greenock, from Monday 13th March until Friday 28th April and from Monday 12th June to mid-July 2023 between the hours of 8pm and 6am, each weekday. Works were halted previously to allow Scottish Gas Networks to undertake emergency gas pipe repairs. 

The outline programme for the completion of the works has been developed to minimise disruption while also allowing Scottish Water’s contractor access to undertake other works in the area: 

Works are programmed to be undertaken on the signals at Cathcart Street and Brymner Street between Monday 13th March and Friday 28th April.  

Following completion of the Cathcart Street and Brymner Street signal works contractors for Scottish Water will be undertaking investigation works in the A8 at East Hamilton Street to inform a future drainage improvement scheme. Scottish Water anticipate these investigation works will be complete in 6 weeks. Investigation works are anticipated to be 6 weeks in duration however this is dependent on investigation findings. 

Following conclusion of the Scottish Water investigation works further signal work will be undertaken at Dellingburn Street. It is anticipated works will resume here on Monday 12th June 2023 and are programmed to be complete by mid-July 2023.  

The signal improvement scheme has a value of £180,000 and will benefit around 30,000 vehicles using this route each day The scheme will improving traffic signal times and providing safer active travel for non-motorised road users. Journey times will also be improved.  

The work will be carried out using 24-hour temporary traffic lights in this location and manually operated and monitored during peak periods. Additional lane closures may also be required to construct some elements within this scheme.  

We thank road users for their continued cooperation and patience while these essential works take place. 

Access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout these works. 

Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.

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