Motorists take one for the road

Motorists queue at temporary traffic lights, blocking off parking spots and entrances to businesses.

Want to read more?

We value our content and our journalists, so to get full access to all your local news updated 7-days-a-week – PLUS an e-edition of the Arran Banner – subscribe today for as little as 48 pence per week.

Already a subscriber?
Subscribe Now

The roadworks that have caused disruption and delay in Brodick for the nearly two weeks will not now be completed until Wednesday evening at the earliest, according to revised plans.

The road-resurfacing works, which started Wednesday June 9, has seen traffic management measures introduced and traffic lights installed allowing only for single file, one-way traffic. This has caused delays of up to 15 minutes at peak times from near the ferry terminal all the way to the Brodick Hall.

The  necessary roadworks also caused congestion issues which were exacerbated by vehicles entering and exiting the parking places all along the seafront and from vehicles entering the one-way traffic system from Alma Road, shorefront businesses and the Co-op.

While disruptive and causing delay and traffic jams, the roadworks have already immensely improved the road which was badly potholed; particularly on the verges, around manhole covers and in all the usual hotspots, most of them having already been temporarily repaired many times.

Repairs to Arran’s roads, as laid out in the Arran Roads Programme, have recently been beset with difficulties, delays and constant changes and reviews, owing to issues with getting equipment over to Arran during ferry disruptions and the time-sensitive characteristics of asphalt.