Driv­ers’ mis­ery at list of works

Night­mare de­lays as main roads clogged up

Lennox Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Carla Tal­bot

Dis­rup­tive road­works are caus­ing night­mare de­lays and driv­ing mo­torists across Dum­bar­ton and Alexan­dria round the bend.

A num­ber of main roads are clogged up with tem­po­rary traf­fic lights and di­ver­sions as a se­ries of sep­a­rate works are car­ried out across the area.

This week saw work be­gin in Dal­re­och to resur­face the road at Dal­re­och junc­tion.

Tem­po­rary lights were put in place on Mon­day on Cardross Road and will re­main in place for three week­ends.

In Bon­hill, res­i­dents in Beech­wood will only have one ac­cess into the es­tate as Beech­wood Drive is closed for resur­fac­ing.

Lomond Road in Bal­loch was also af­fected by night­mare de­lays as lights were put in place to al­low Scot­tish Wa­ter to re­pair a burst wa­ter main. The work fin­ished on Satur­day.

Scot­land Transerv an­nounced this week that five days of overnight resur­fac­ing of the A82 be­tween Gav­in­burn junc­tion and Dun­glass Round­about will be­gin on Septem­ber 11.

Work is also tak­ing place on the A82 from Gar­shake Road to the Bar­loan Round­about un­til Septem­ber 10.

Traf­fic man­age­ment will be in place from 8pm each evening to 6am the fol­low­ing morn­ing un­til Sun­day, with the sec­ond wave of work be­gin­ning next Fri­day.

Road clo­sures are also in place on Bank Street in Alexan­dria due to work be­ing car­ried out by Network Rail. En­gi­neers are blast­ing old paint off

the bridge, in­spect­ing and re­pair­ing the met­al­work and re­new­ing the tim­ber deck.

Di­ver­sions will be in place un­til October 15.

Ac­cess to St Mary’s Pri­mary School, Fer­ry­field Nurs­ery and Alexan­dria Sta­tion dropoff area will be main­tained but the bus stops around this area will be tem­po­rar­ily closed and the car park to the east of the rail­way will also be closed.

The rail­way must fully close from 11.30pm on Fri­day, Septem­ber 15, un­til 6am on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18, when buses will re­place trains.

Road­works on the Ersk­ine Bridge will be on­go­ing un­til mid-October and de­lays of up to half an hour should be ex­pected.

A spokesman for West Dun­bar­ton­shire Coun­cil said: “We apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience caused by road im­prove­ments and re­pairs, which are al­ways care­fully planned and co­or­di­nated in or­der to min­imise any im­pact on users of the network.

“It is vi­tal that our roads are prop­erly main­tained and oc­ca­sion­ally it is nec­es­sary to close roads or cre­ate di­ver­sions to en­sure the safety of road work­ers and to com­plete the works as quickly as pos­si­ble.”

Oc­ca­sion­ally it is nec­es­sary to close roads or cre­ate di­ver­sions to en­sure the safety of road work­ers

De­lays Queues de­velop at Ag­greko as more tem­po­rary traf­fic lights are put in place

No en­try Network Rail will carry out work on the bridge un­til October

Tail­back The work on Lomond Road in Bal­loch

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