Stuart McMillan MSP (SNP) has welcomed a response from the Scottish Government Minister for Transport, Derek Mackay MSP, that the Inverkip North junction is worthy of further investigation and they will consider what measures may be appropriate for the existing junction in the short to medium term.
Responding to correspondence from Mr McMillan, the Scottish Government indicated, the Glasgow Clyde Valley City Deal that was signed in August 2014 includes proposals by Inverclyde Council for a roundabout at Inverkip.
Mr McMillan has continued to raise the issue of road safety on the A78 road network, specifically the Inverkip North Junction with the relevant authorities.
Mr. McMillan said:
“This is welcomed news from the Scottish Government that further action will be taken at the A78 Inverkip to address road safety concerns.
“These concerns have been raised by myself, on behalf of my constituents, for some time and it’s heartening to learn our voices are being heard.
“As I previously stated, I have been concerned with road safety on at the Inverkip junction of the A78 and continue to ask for further activity to be taken to improve this stretch of road.
“The announcement that the City Deal proposal for a roundabout at Inverkip will be welcomed by my constituents and seen as a victory for our years of campaigning.”