DRIVERS are facing disruption with major roadworks set to begin on the A8 on Monday.

The A8 eastbound between Port Glasgow and Langbank will be closed overnight from November 25 to Friday November 29.

There will be a couple of days respite before workmen return for the second phase of repairs on Monday December 2 to Friday December 6.

The £493k Transport Scotland project is to resurface 1.2km of the A8 eastbound between Port Glasgow and Langbank. The works will be carried out between 8pm to 6am and see the road completely closed.

Daytime single lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway to allow the work done overnight to settle and the road surface to cool and harden.

Dayle Gillespie, Scotland TranServ’s project lead, said: “Following consultation with the local authority, emergency services and key stakeholders, Scotland TranServ is scheduling this essential programme of work for completion under eight overnight closures of the A8.

"Works will be split into two separate weeks, with traffic management lifted over the weekend, in order to reduce the impact on the local community.

“By working over nights, we can also minimise disruption to the thousands of commuters and businesses using this busy route every day.

"This short programme of work will deliver tangible, long-term improvements to the trunk road surface in this section of the A8 eastbound carriageway.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community, and drivers for their patience.”

Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Roads Design Engineer added: “Across the area, Scotland TranServ is delivering an essential programme of work to improve the region’s trunk road infrastructure on behalf of Transport Scotland, supporting the economic growth and development of our local communities.”