A DANGEROUS crater-covered stretech of dual carriageway has been repaired by roads bosses after complaints from drivers.

The carriageway between the Langbank and Woodhall roundabouts has been closed from 8pm through to 6am each night this week for resurfacing.

As previously reported in the Telegraph, the pothole-ridden stretch at Finlaystone was becoming a headache for drivers with one driver spending more than £500 to have her car repaired.

MSP Stuart McMillan - who has been highlighting the problem since February of this year - recently criticised a 'patchwork repair' carried out in October.

He branded it as 'appalling' and a 'half-hearted attempt' as he continued to press for proper repairs.

He is now delighted to see the much-needed resurfacing work being completed ahead of the winter.

Mr McMillan said: “The A8 Langbank slip and stretch to Finlaystone was raised as a major problem area, so I asked that the resurfacing of this section of road be prioritised.

"I was originally told by Transport Scotland that this work would be completed in July but after they assessed the area they realised it was a far bigger job than they had first anticipated.

“The date was therefore pushed back until later on in the year, but I stressed that it must be done before winter sets in.

“As the weather has suddenly turned rather frosty, I’m delighted that the work has now been completed.

"Having driven on it myself, I can notice a huge difference, and am sure other drivers feel the same.”

Also noticing a difference are local road users who were quick to comment on the MSP’s post on Facebook.

One motorist said: “I’m on it every day. Big difference - well done."

A convoy system is now in place for the remainder of roadworks, which are due to finish tomorrow morning.

A Scotland TranServ spokesperson said: “Overnight resurfacing works on the A8 westbound at Finlaystone Estate are currently being carried out.

“The remaining work will be completed under a convoy traffic management system.”