Green light for £3.1m investment in roads and pavements

Friday 20 March 2020

Pedestrians, cyclists and drivers in Inverclyde are celebrating after councillors passed plans for a £3.1m programme to tackle potholes, improve pavements and make local streets safer.

The cash boost is part of Inverclyde Council’s five year, Roads Asset Management Programme (RAMP) and comes on top of last year’s £3.6m investment in local infrastructure.

Councillor Michael McCormick, Convener of Inverclyde Council’s Environment & Regeneration Committee, said, “For some time the council’s focus has been on providing Inverclyde’s pupils with state-of-the-art schools. This policy is bearing fruit with Scottish Government figures showing that nearly 96% of our pupils now go on to positive destinations after they leave school, destinations like jobs, apprenticeships and college and university courses.

“Now it’s time to look at other priorities and we recognise that the condition of local roads and pavements is an issue for the people of Inverclyde.

“Repairing roads and pavements is an endless task made even more difficult by the recent appalling weather conditions. Rain followed by frost breaks up road surfaces.

“Despite this, the consistently high level of spending through the five year, Roads Asset Management Programme is starting to pay dividends with a noticeable improvement in the condition of local roads and pavements.”

The investment programme is targeted using: local knowledge of the road network, evidence of defects, the number of complaints received, accident statistics and liability claims.

Below is the full programme.

Named Carriageway Resurfacing/ Reconstruction Schemes (£1,100k).

Road

Class

Town

Extent

Cloch Road

A

Gourock

Between Farm Road & North Lodge

A770 Brougham Street

A

Greenock

Grey Place to approx 20m east of bridge.

Ardgowan Street (Phase 1)

U

Greenock

Nelson Street to Robertson Street

Ardmore Road

U

Greenock

Kinross Ave to Selkirk Road

Auchmead Road

U

Greenock

Norfolk Road to Cumberland Road

Belville Street

C

Greenock

St Lawrence Street to Belville Avenue

Braeside Road

U

Greenock

Burns Road to Davaar Road

Burns Road

U

Greenock

Banff Road to Devon Road

Customhouse Way

U

Greenock

Greenock Ocean Terminal Building – Relocation of Access to Car Park

Dellingburn Street and

Baker Street

B

Greenock

Dellingburn Street - From Just South of the Morrison’s Roundabout to Regent Street/Baker Street Junction (Both Carriageways)

Baker Street - From Dellingburn Street/Regent Street Junction to Scout Hall

East Blackhall Street

U

Greenock

Carnock Street to End

Finnieston Street

U

Greenock

Full Length

Maple Road

U

Greenock

Woodstock Road to Pennyfern Road

Mars Road

U

Greenock

Full Length

Old Largs Road

C

Greenock

Darndaff to Scottish Water Private Road

Tobago Street

U

Greenock

Sir Michael Street to King Street

Wellington Street

U

Greenock

Captain Street to Trafalgar Street

Finlaystone Road

C

Kilmacolm

Yetts Avenue to Lepperstone Road

Milton Road

B

Kilmacolm

Lochwinnoch Road Eastwards for 850m to Lay-by

 

 

 

These streets are on the ‘reserve list’. They will be targeted if there are hold ups or problems with projects on the main list or if there is cash left over.

Named Carriageway Resurfacing/ Reconstruction Schemes (Reserve).

Road

Class

Town

Extent

Faulds Park Road

U

Gourock

Cloch Road to Amazon Access

John Street

U

Gourock

Full Length

Ann Street

U

Greenock

Wellington Street to Drumfrochar Road

Ardgowan Street (Phase 2)

U

Greenock

Robertson Street to Forsyth Street

Cartsburn Street

U

Greenock

Stanners Lane to Main Street

Newark Street

C

Greenock

Octavia Terrace to Wood Street

Smillie Street

U

Greenock

Irwin Street to Cobham Street

Glasgow Road

U

Port Glasgow

Fyfe Park Road to Heggies Avenue

 

 

 

The list below details the footpaths and pavements that will be resurfaced or reconstructed.

Named Footway/ Footpath Resurfacing/ Reconstruction Schemes (£272k)

Road

Class

Town

Extent (Both Sides of Road Unless Otherwise Noted)

Cloch Road

A

Gourock

Dunvegan Avenue to Faulds Park (North Side)

Staffa Street

U

Gourock

Full Length (North Side)

Tantallon Avenue

U

Gourock

Dunvegan Avenue to Urquhart Drive

Tower Drive

U

Gourock

Fronting No 58 to No 70 (at Shops)

Ardgowan Street

U

Greenock

Kelly Street to Nelson Street

(North Side)

Brisbane Street

U

Greenock

Fox Street to Margaret Street

(South Side)

Luss Avenue

U

Greenock

Selected Sections

Davaar Road

U

Greenock

Full Length

Garvie Avenue

U

Greenock

Reservoir Road to Larkfield Road

Regent Street

C

Greenock

Lynedoch St to Roxburgh Street

(South Side)

Gryffe Road

U

Kilmacolm

Houston Road to Bridge of Weir Road; Selected Sections

Lochwinnoch Road

B

Kilmacolm

Knockbuckle Road to Castlehill Road

Alderbrae Road

U

Port Glasgow

Alderwood Crescent to No 24

(North Side)

East Woodside Avenue

U

Port Glasgow

Mossyde Avenue to Turning Point (North Side)

Southfield Avenue

U

Port Glasgow

Burnside Avenue to No 46 (North Side)

 

 

 

The list below contains the footpaths or pavements that will be targeted if there are hold ups or problems with projects on the main list or if there is cash left over.

Named Footway/ Footpath Resurfacing/ Reconstruction Schemes (Reserve)

Road

Class

Town

Extent (Both Sides of Road Unless Otherwise Noted)

Shore Street

A

Gourock

Selected Lengths (West Side)

Fox Street

U

Greenock

Ardgowan Street to Finnart Street

(East Side)

Glen Street

U

Greenock

Fox Street to Johnston Street

Castle Road

U

Greenock

Full Length

Rankin Street

U

Greenock

Full Length (North Side)

Park Road

U

Kilmacolm

Knockbuckle Road to Castlehill Road

 

 

 

Page last updated: 20 March 2020