Baillie’s plea to reduce delays on Erskine Bridge

MSP Jackie Baillie has written to Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure Nicola Sturgeon to ask her to consider night time working for phase two of construction work on the Erskine Bridge to minimise disruption for commuters.

Scotland TranServ have announced a £6m investment project to replace barriers over the entire length of the bridge.

The first phase will be preparatory work, lasting about nine weeks which will be carried out overnight to minimise disruption.

However phase two will be implemented in summer 2014 during daytime hours, with drivers expected to face 30 minute delays in each direction during this period.

Jackie Baillie said: “Whilst investment to improve the Erskine Bridge is always welcome, I have asked Nicola Sturgeon to consider carrying out work during phase two of the project at night, to minimise delays for local commuters.

“The Erskine Bridge is a lifeline route to hospital services, shopping facilities and work  for many road users and 30 minute delays would cause chaos on local roads across West Dunbartonshire.”

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