Argyll and Bute Council’s roads operations team will be carrying out vital resurfacing works on Helensburgh’s East King Street, week commencing Monday 21st September, as part of the 2015 roads capital reconstruction programme.
Chair of the Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee, Councillor Gary Mulvaney, said:
‘’These works are essential and will see a vast improvement on the current situation. We would like to thank people in advance for their patience during the work which will, of course, cause motorists some short term inconvenience.
‘’We have made every effort to provide advance notification and to set up appropriate diversions.
‘’The council is committed to ensuring that our 1400mile road network is maintained to the best possible standard and projects like this are vital. Over the past four year we have invested almost £30million in our roads, which improved the overall condition of our road network.
‘’In practical terms this investment means there are now more roads throughout the council area regarded to be in green or good condition and, more importantly, fewer roads in the red or at risk state.’’
Area of work
East King Street, from the junction with Sinclair Street to Grant Street, including the junction with Grant Street.
The work is scheduled to take around ten working days, although this is weather dependent.
Reason for the work
The work has been identified as essential through the annual road condition survey assessment process and, as well as laying a quality new surface, it will provide solutions to several drainage issues along this stretch of road.
Scope of work
The old surface will be removed over a two day operation.
The planed-off surface will be regulated to alleviate previous ponded areas
Iron work will be adjusted to new finished height and a new surface course will be laid.
This work will cost in the region of £40,000.
There will be no road closures during the work although some turning manoeuvres will be restricted.
Traffic management arrangements
East King Street will become one way during the work westbound from Grant Street to Sinclair Street, with access to properties being maintained at all times via a diversionary route.
The diversionary routes from Sinclair Street are via East Argyle Street and East Princes Street to Grant Street and Charlotte Street.
All properties affected have been contacted directly in advance of work commencing.
Letters will also be posted on car windscreens in and around the area.
Vehicle owners will be asked to park elsewhere during the work.
Advance notification signs will be in place well before work begins.