THE awarding of a £620,000 contract is to be considered on Monday by Renfrewshire councillors– and if it’s approved it will see work start on two major City Deal infrastructure projects.

The contract will see overwater ground investigations begin on the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside and Glasgow Airport Investment Area projects. 

The company appointed will gather geotechnical and environmental information needed to develop the designs for both the projects which will see a new opening bridge across the Clyde linking communities north and south of the river, a new bridge across the White Cart, the realignment of Abbotsinch Road and the creation of new cycle routes. 

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Public engagement events held in December revealed overwhelming support for the projects, with early indications showing around 80 per cent of responses were positive. 

Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan, the Glasgow City Region Cabinet Lead for Enterprise, said: “Our public engagement events in December showed local people are incredibly enthusiastic about these projects and eager to see them take shape. Hundreds of visitors came along to the events in Renfrew, Paisley, Clydebank and Yoker to speak to the project teams and the feedback from the public was overwhelmingly positive.”  

He continued: “These new bridges, improved roads and cycle routes will benefit people in every community within Renfrewshire and across our wider city region not only in the jobs they will create, but in building our economy for the future.”