Parking charges will be suspended on all of Helensburgh pier in the first few weeks of next year.
The town’s Sinclair Street car park will be closed for six weeks from January 6 as part of the second phase of the £6.6m CHORD project.
A statement issued by the council this week said: “This phase will see the transformation of Colquhoun Square, the keystone part of the public realm improvement works.
“The project aims to make the square the key focal point of the town through a combination of improvements including creating a coherent town square with high quality natural stone finishes rather than a crossroads dominated by vehicles, increasing pedestrian environment on the sunnier north side of the square, reducing pedestrian crossing distances, increasing the numbers of seats and seating opportunities, increased illumination with nearly twice as many light and increasing the number of civic trees and shrub planting in the square.”
The Sinclair Street car park will be resurfaced and new lighting and ticket machines will be installed.
At the full council meeting yesterday (Thursday) the council agreed to make the full area of the pier car park free for the duration of the works on the car park in Sinclair Street to help offset the loss of parking.
A small part of the pier car park will be used to store specialised granite surface materials, which will be used during phase two.