A section of a busy Renfrewshire road is set to be closed for a FULL weekend next month for “essential” resurfacing.

The A737, which passes Howwood and Johnstone, will have a traffic management system in place for seven days at the Risk Brae  - starting Tuesday, January 30 and will re-open on Tuesday, February 6.

It is the second phase of works that started in December 2023.

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The work will be carried out using a combination of overnight closures and a full weekend closure.

Signed diversions will be in place. 

The three overnight closures will take place each night between 8pm and 6am from Tuesday, January 30 until Thursday, February 1.

And the road will be closed all weekend starting Friday, February 2 from 8pm until 6am on Monday - with a final overnight closure taking place on Monday evening.

Amey say that the scheme will will benefit around 21,500 vehicles using the route each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future. 

Diversions will start with traffic leaving the A737 Linwood at the Linclive Interchange and will follow Linwood Road onto the A761 at Ferguslie, before turning right onto the A726 and following Barrhead Road and Hurlet Road. 

Traffic will then turn left onto the A736 and follow the B762 to cross over the M77 Junction 2 to turn right onto Boydstone Road and turn right onto Kennishead Road.

Finally, traffic will then follow on to the B773 Parkhouse Road and continue on the A736 at Barrhead and follow to Lugton before turning right onto the B777 where they will be able to re-join the A737 at Beith. 

Access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout these works.