Open evening for next stage of CHORD work

An open evening to discuss the next stage of the CHORD project in Helensburgh will be held later this month.

MacLay Civil Engineering, the main contractor, will give residents and businesses information about how phase two of the project will be implemented.

This will begin in the New Year and will see work carried out in Colquhoun Square and West Princes Street.

Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for special projects, Ellen Morton, said:  “I was delighted to see West Clyde Street re-open and the local businesses becoming fully accessible again.

“The feedback from locals has been resoundingly positive. They are delighted with what they are seeing on the ground, delivered through the CHORD project.

“The start of Phase 2 signals the beginning of an exciting new future for Helensburgh. It’s great to see the council’s investment in the area paying off.

“I would encourage people to come along and see for themselves the plans.”

West Clyde Street reopened on November 21 – more than two months later than originally planned.

Documents released under the Freedom of Information act reveal the delay was blamed on drainage, lighting and design issues.

The open evening will be on Wednesday December 18 at the Victoria Halls from 7pm until 8.30pm.