Roadworks open up new access

A new road is set to pave the way for easier access to the James Watt Dock development. Work is about to begin on the new roadway from the A8 to the Dock, while extra footpaths will also be provided for pedestrians.

Improved access is essential, as the 107-acre site is destined to draw a steady stream of visitors to its exciting leisure, retail and residential features - set to generate up to 1,700 jobs, plus homes for thousands of people.

This will really open the site up," said Brian Lavalette of port operators Clydeport. "It will be a vast improvement for everyone coming to James Watt Dock, and provide a fast and safe access to and from the A8."

New traffic lights will be installed on the A8's dockside dual carriageway at East Hamilton Street. The access road and footpaths will lead to a new roundabout at the southern edge of Great Harbour and will be a key feature of the development's interior roads network.

The new access will also create a stunning setting for the redeveloped Sugar Sheds.

And it will allow River Clyde Homes' £10-million development - creating modern, affordable homes - to get under way.

Beginning in January 2010 the improved access project is expected to run for some seven months.

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