Renfrewshire Council

Aerial artist impression of the A8 junction and Black Cart Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge, part of the Glasgow Airport Investment Area project

Glasgow Airport Investment Area - traffic management works second phase

Construction continues on the Council's Glasgow Airport Investment Area (GAIA) project, delivering the underpinning infrastructure for the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS).


Traffic management update - 30 October 2020

Works are ahead of schedule with the junction now open to all traffic travelling between Paisley and Inchinnan.

From 9am to 5pm on Saturday 31 Oct and Sunday 1 November, Inchinnan Road will be closed to road traffic in both directions at the Bascule bridge in Renfrew. Pedestrian and cycling access is available using the bridge footway.


Contractor Wills Bros Civil Engineering is carrying out phased traffic management at the junction of Greenock Road, Inchinnan Road and Abbotsinch Road to enable realignment of the junction and prepare for installation of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Black Cart.

Phase one is now complete and the junction has reverted to normal operating conditions, with temporary traffic lights remaining in position until the new bridge is installed in November.

Details of phase two are set out below, requiring a series of short-term junction closures over three weekends. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the works, the construction company is unable to facilitate safe access for pedestrians or cyclists. We apologise for any inconvenience these essential works cause and the contractor will look to complete them and re-open the junction as quickly as possible.

The timing of these essential works have been carefully considered to minimise disruption and alongside the main works, the Council's Environment and Infrastructure service will carry out a cleaning programme and install new lighting on the Bascule Bridge.

Once these works are complete, details will be published in advance of a further short-term junction closure taking place from 22 November to install the new Black Cart bridge.


Phase 2 traffic management measures

11pm, Friday 16 October to 5am, Monday 19 October

11pm, Friday 23 October to 5am, Monday 26 October

11pm, Friday 30 October to 5am, Monday 2 November

The junction of A8 Greenock Road / Inchinnan Road / Abbotsinch Road will be closed to all road users. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the works, the construction company is unable to facilitate safe access for pedestrians or cyclists.

  • Travelling from Paisley, Abbotsinch Road will be closed (except for local and emergency access) from the roundabout at Arran Avenue.
  • Travelling from Renfrew, Inchinnan Road will be closed (except for local and emergency access) from the roundabout at Argyll Avenue, meaning no access over the Bascule bridge.
  • Travelling from Erskine, Bishopton and Inchinnan, Greenock Road will be closed at Inchinnan bridge, with signposted diversion routes in place from the Red Smiddy Roundabout.

Please contact the City Deal team by email to citydeal@renfrewshire.gov.uk if you have any queries in relation to these works.

Published on Tuesday 6 October 2020