Update on the A814 Helensburgh to Dumbarton Road
Week 2 of the planned improvements on the A814 between Helensburgh and Dumbarton are well underway between Geilston and Moss Road. Work has already been completed between Ardoch and Lee works. Next week it will start between Ardmore and Iona stables. The work involves re-building the carriageway and improving the surface and skid resistance.
Much consultation has taken place between the council, local businesses and communities, including a meeting at Cardross Village Hall on 12 June. The council also had talks with Transport Scotland, Amey, Scotland TranServ and West Dunbartonshire Council about the planned diversion route along the A82. Unfortunately there was severe congestion on Wednesday 4 July when a contractor set up roadworks without permission on the A82 diversion route but these were quickly removed.
Lead Councillor for Roads and Amenity Services, Donald Kelly said “I would like to clear up any confusion over the shuttle bus service being provided by Argyll and Bute Council. It is ONLY available when the First Bus Service cannot get past the roadworks. So this week in the Easterly direction it will take you from the end of the roadworks to Cardross Railway Station and in the Westerly direction it will take you from the end of the roadworks to Helensburgh Central Railway Station. The service is free and will pick you up from bus stops along the A814 in the normal way.”
“The shuttle service will be available between 7 am and 7pm every week day the First Bus service cannot operate. This will mean a round trip service of no more than one hour however there is no set timetable. The shuttle bus will only travel the designated First Bus route and pick up or set down passengers at designated bus stops or at the gates of the railway stations indicated.”
For more information you can log on to the council’s website at http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/a814-roadworks-may-sept-2012