A RUTTED Greenock road has finally been resurfaced following complaints from members of the public.

The poor condition of Waverley Street had posed a problem for both motorists and pedestrians for some time.

But now the road has been completely resurfaced after the council stepped in.

Independent councillor Tommy McVey welcomed the improvements.

He is happy that the work was able to be carried out despite the current budget squeeze affecting the local authority.

Cllr McVey told the Tele: "The road in Waverley Street was in a poor condition and was rutted.

"It's pleasing that it has been resurfaced by the roads department when budgets are tight.

"We listen to the concerns of residents with regards to roads.

"We will try and get as much as we can done."

Councillor McVey says nearby Rankin Street was also recently upgraded while significant improvements have also been carried out elsewhere in Dempster Street.

Further work is also planned in the area.

Mr McVey added: "In addition, the lower part of Grieve Road is scheduled to be upgraded shortly and Pennyfern Road is due to be resurfaced in mid-October.

"Ideally, it would be great to do more but these improvements are welcome in the current financial climate."