A road in Bishopton will be closed from Monday as Renfrewshire Council carries out more resurfacing work.

Greenock Road will shut from Barrangary Roundabout to Kingston Road from July 22 to August 11. 

Councillor Natalie Don has been in contact with council roads officers to confirm arrangements and seek assurances that disruption will be kept to a minimum. 

She explained: “The works are being carried out under a full road closure, however, access will be maintained into the train station and to residential properties via the Kingston Road side of the works. 

“To further minimise disruption, the section outside Hamilton Brothers and the Station Road junction (leading to the train station) will take place over a weekend to reduce the impact to commuters and business users.

“With this section reopening on August 11 and the section between Barrangary and the Red Smiddy on August 9, the finished, fully resurfaced road will be a huge benefit to local people. 

“While I appreciate this will be a challenge, this section of road is currently in a very poor condition. 

“The resurfacing is being carried out as part of the SNP’s massive £40 million investment into our road network, our commitment to improve local roads.

“The closure has been programmed for the school summer holidays as this is a quieter period and it was believed to be less of an inconvenience to carry out during this time.

“While no time is good for a road closure, if the council had chosen to close the section from Kingston to Barrangary following the reopening of the other section and once schools had went back, I think people would have been a lot unhappier. 

“This way the full road will be in a much better condition and right on time for the schools going back.”