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Published 27 September 2018

Extensive improvements to key road routes in West Dunbartonshire have been completed as part of a £10million budget investment.

Extensive improvements to key road routes in West Dunbartonshire have been completed as part of a £10million budget investment.

Councillors dedicated additional funding to the network during their budget setting in March.

Since then, the Council’s Roads team has upgraded the A813, A811, and Mountblow Road, Clydebank.

The improvements on the A813 between Bonhill and Balloch saw 1.7km of carriageway resurfaced, as well as a new drainage system, new drains and new pipes installed.

A further phase of works which will introduce a dedicated south bound lane at the road’s junction with Bonhill Bridge is planned for later this year.

On the A811 Balloch to Gartocharn  route, 4.9km of carriageway has been resurfaced with a final section within the village expected to be complete before the end of this week.

The work also replaced 500 metres of drainage and completed reconstruction work in required areas of the road.

Mountblow Road in Clydebank – between Lilac Avenue and Perth Crescent - has also been upgraded, with works completed this week.

Councillor Iain McLaren, Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development said: “I am delighted to see these extensive improvements to the road network in West Dunbartonshire.

“The works on the A813 look great and I’m sure residents have already noticed the difference as they travel along.

“In particular, the extra slip road being installed at Bonhill Bridge junction will avoid long queues and reduce travel times.”

Councillor Marie McNair, Vice Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, added: “When we pledged extra money for roads in our budget in March, we showed our commitment to ensuring all routes across the area were maintained to a high standard.

“I would like to thank our dedicated Roads team for their great work to improve the road network within West Dunbartonshire. They introduced the works in three phases to ensure minimal disruption.

 “We appreciate residents’ and local businesses’ patience while the upgrading work was ongoing.”

The works follow the Council’s decision to significantly invest additional funding in the network as part of the budget setting in March.

Roads teams are now set to begin planned resurfacing work on the A82 at North Drumry, with work beginning on September 30 for 10 nights.

Notification of works will be displayed at key points in the affected areas.