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Causeyside Street Improvements

Ok so this week will see some major disruption to the traffic and pedestrians around the new streetscape that has been underway upgrading Causeyside Street. Widening pavements and removing all the barriers and other street furniture not only looks fantastic but will also give a much better impression to visitors to the town. Disabled users have more freedom now that all the pavements are sloped at crossings to make it much easier for them.

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The shops on Causeyside Street are an eclectic bunch and have some excellent merchandise, including the last remaining record store in the centre of town. This area should now start to recover from the work that has been going on over the years which has been hampering trade for these businesses.

The resurfacing of the badly potholed road and Canal Street/Causeyside Street junction is well overdue and thankfully this is now being done..

Will it make a difference? Well it certainly is a great start and something to build on, we have to play our part now by keeping it litter free and of course taking the time to go into the local shops, pop in and see what they have in stock. Case Bebe for instance is a gem of a shop if you have younger ones or looking for that special present for an expectant mum…

We keep hearing you say nothing is being done, well you can’t say that now! Hopefully they will continue with the same level of workmanship all over the town and this, along with investment, will get more shops to set up in Paisley… it should be encouraged and if the council don’t keep up the pace of upgrades and renovation we will pressure them along with you, the community.

Photograph taken by Ian McDonald.

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Linwood Toll Roundabout resurfacing

Renfrewshire Council’s massive £5.7million roadworks programme rolls out to Linwood on the weekends of 20/21 July and 27/28 July.

The Linwood Toll Roundabout, where the B789 Elderslie road and the A761 Ferguslie and Linwood Road meet, is being resurfaced in two stages.

renfrewshire council logo .JPGCouncillor Eddie Devine, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment Policy Board, said, “We are carrying out some major road works in Renfrew, Linwood and Paisley over the summer.  Our aim is to complete several challenging road projects quickly and efficiently and with the minimum of disruption to drivers and businesses.

“We recognise that the condition of our roads is one of the most important issues for our community.

“That’s why this year we are spending more money than ever before on resurfacing and road repairs.

“There are going to be some long diversions in place but we are doing our best to keep people informed about them and warning drivers well in advance that they may face more congestion and some delays.”

During the resurfacing of the Linwood Toll roundabout, temporary lights will be in place to keep traffic flowing between the A761 Ferguslie and B789 Elderslie Road.

Access to and from Linwood Road will be subject to the following diversions:

  • From A761 Ferguslie heading north to Phoenix Retail Park: B789 Elderslie Main Road, via Johnstone, A737, Linwood Road
  • From Linwood Road heading south to A761 Ferguslie: Barskiven Road, Ferguslie Park Avenue, Blackstoun Road, McKenzie Street, Well Street, B7050, A761

A secondary diversion will also be in place to cater for HGV’s to avoid the low bridge on B789 Elderslie Main Road.

Information from Renfrewshire Council