SPT is set to deliver more than £73 million worth of infrastructure projects in the region over the next financial year 2018/19. Each of the 12 Local Authorities in the Strathclyde area will benefit from SPT’s Capital Budget.
SPT’s Capital Plan over the next three years including the Capital Budget for 2018/19 has been approved by the SPT partnership.
SPT Chair Martin Bartos said:
“SPT plays an important role across the west of Scotland investing in good quality transport infrastructure for the benefit of all. We plan, deliver and maintain bus infrastructure, as well as supporting local authorities and other partners to deliver road safety projects, traffic management measurers, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, improved access to public transport hubs and new rail stations.
“In the next financial year, we are investing more than £73million in projects that meet the objectives of the Regional Transport Strategy to improve safety, connectivity, accessibility and integration and reduce harmful emissions from transport.”
This view was reiterated by vice chairs, Inverclyde Councillor David Wilson and Councillor Alan Moir from East Dunbartonshire.
Councillor Wilson said:
“SPT is playing a major role in supporting many of the transport and environmental improvements planned for Inverclyde including Greenock and Port Glasgow town centre regeneration and access improvements as well as the delivery of the Drumfrochar Road Corridor Masterplan through the Baker’s Brae re-alignment project in Greenock.”
Councillor Moir added:
“There are a large number of projects that SPT will be supporting in the next financial year. East Dunbartonshire will benefit from a number of pedestrian and cycling improvements in Kirkintilloch, Twechar and Bishopbriggs which will support East Dunbartonshire’s residents to make more active journeys to school, work, shops and leisure.”
Projects in other areas benefiting from SPT funding include:
Argyll and Bute
- £100,000 on bus stop upgrades in the Helensburgh - Garelochhead corridor
- £100,000 towards Helensburgh - Dumbarton regional cycle route
- £750,000 towards a major road safety project on the A70 at Glenbuck
- £245,000 towards improving Cumnock and Kilmarnock bus stations
- £330,000 on pedestrian and cycling improvements
- £850,000 on major bus stop and environmental improvements in Glasgow city centre
- £1M towards new rail station and park and ride at Robroyston
- £300,000 towards the Irvine Town Centre regeneration project
- £200,000 in support of the £15.5 million Ardrossan Harbour Interchange project
- £600,000 towards junction improvements on the A73 through Chapelhall - Airdrie to support improved air quality objectives
- £100,000 to extend Wishaw Station Park and Ride.
- £300,000 on Renfrewshire bus corridor improvements
- £175,000 towards the Paisley - Renfrew cycle route
- £200,000 to improve local cycling routes to the National Cycle Network Route 7
- £300,000 for road safety measures
- £250,000 for congestion reduction measures
- £300,000 for congestion reduction and public transport priority measures on the A814
To view the full list of projects for individual local authority areas, click here.