Erskine Bridge roadworks ‘never-ending’ says MSP

Transport Scotland has been attacked by MSP Jackie Baillie for creating even more disruption for drivers on the Erskine Bridge.

Over a year ago the Dumbarton constituency MSP called on the Scottish Government to allocate more resources and introduce night-time working to minimise delays.

That work ended in May but now, soon after nine months of restrictions were finally lifted, the barrier replacement works will see bridge users face speed limits of 50mph and further lane closures on weekdays.

Jackie Baillie: Disappointed
Jackie Baillie: Disappointed

Closures to the A82/A898 northbound off-slip to Clydebank are also in place with traffic being diverted via the A82 Dunglass roundabout and return.

The roadworks are expected to continue until September 19.

Jackie said: “I was disappointed last time when Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government declined my request to consider working at different times of the day to minimise disruption, so I welcome the fact that the current roadworks will only take place during off-peak hours.

“However it is still very disappointing that the roadworks have started up again just when we thought we had seen the end of it.

“It’s beginning to feel like the west coast version of the old joke about painting the Forth Road Bridge.”