Plea to transport minister over Erskine Bridge ‘chaos’

Transport Minister Keith Brown has been invited to come and speak to fed-up commuters after another week of traffic chaos on the Erskine Bridge.

Dumbarton Constituency MSP Jackie  Baillie urged the SNP minister to help commuters and local businesses by taking action to minimise the disruption and the negative impact on the local economy.

Motorists using the bridge will face delays for up to ten months due to the £6mupgrade to barriers along the whole length of the crossing.

And Jackie wants to see further measures introduced to shorten the duration of the project and minimise disruption.

“Over the past few weeks I have received dozens of emails and phone calls from constituents who are completely fed up with the delays,” she said.

“While I welcome this much-needed investment, Transport Scotland must step in with a plan B and look at all other options to ensure that disruption is kept to an absolute minimum. This isn’t just having an impact on commuters, there is a negative impact on local businesses and our local economy too.

“I have already made a number of suggestions, including night time working, re-opening the slip road and increasing the number of workers on the bridge, but so far my pleas have fallen on deaf ears.

“I now hope Keith Brown will accept my invitation to come to Dumbarton and speak to bridge users so he can hear for himself how the roadworks are creating misery for Dunbartonshire commuters and businesses.”

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  1. not to mention the Carbon burn from so many cars and vans queuing for so long.
    If it was the east, they’d build another bridge!

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