Extensive improvements to key roads in Dumbarton and the Vale have been completed as part of a £10million budget investment.

Since agreeing to extra funding in March, the council’s roads team has upgraded the A813, A811, and Mountblow Road, Clydebank.

The improvements on the A813 between Bonhill and Balloch saw 1.7km of carriageway resurfaced, as well as a new drainage system, new drains and new pipes installed.

A further phase of works, which will introduce a dedicated south bound lane at the road’s junction with Bonhill Bridge, is planned for later this year.

The work also replaced 500 metres of drainage and reconstruction work in required areas of the road.

Councillor Iain McLaren, convener of infrastructure, regeneration and economic development, said: “I am delighted to see these extensive improvements to the road network in West Dunbartonshire.

“The works on the A813 look great and I’m sure residents have already noticed the difference as they travel along.

“In particular, the extra slip road being installed at Bonhill Bridge junction will avoid long queues and reduce travel times.”

Councillor Marie McNair, vice convener of infrastructure, regeneration and economic development, added: “When we pledged extra money for roads in our budget in March, we showed our commitment to ensuring all routes across the area were maintained to a high standard.

“I would like to thank our dedicated roads team for their great work to improve the road network within West Dunbartonshire. They introduced the works in three phases to ensure minimal disruption.

“We appreciate residents’ and local businesses’ patience while work was ongoing.”