A LANE closure will be in operation on the A8 westbound at East Hamilton Street in Greenock for 'essential roadworks' to go ahead.

Contractors working on behalf of national digital network business Openreach need to install a new underground duct to provide a high-speed broadband link to Cappielow Industrial Estate.

The work is due to be completed within three days.

A spokesperson said: “We’re sorry for any disruption which is caused by these essential roadworks, and we always ask our contractors to do all they can to minimise the impact. We’re advising drivers to plan ahead and leave some extra time for their journey - and thank them for their understanding.”