A PEDESTRIAN crossing is to be installed at an unsafe section of the A82 in the middle of Dumbarton.

Transport Scotland has agreed to the move on Argyll Avenue where an accident occurred at the beginning of the year.

Following the accident, the lollipop crossing was removed by West Dunbartonshire Council as the crossing was deemed to be unsafe.

However, residents were worried about the lack of a crossing at such a busy point of the road.

Jackie Baillie MSP raised their concerns with Transport Scotland who carried out a survey of traffic at the section.

Now the government agency has written to Ms Baillie confirming a crossing will be installed in the next financial year.

Dumbarton’s MSP said: “This is welcome news from Transport Scotland and will hopefully address the concerns raised by my constituents.

“While it is disappointing that this could not have been installed in time for the new school term, a full crossing is exactly what is needed to ensure the safety of pedestrians going over the A82.

“Speeding is a serious concern on the A82 so anything that can be done to ensure the safety of pedestrians is a priority.”

David McBride, Dumbarton Labour councillor, said: “I am delighted Transport Scotland have now agreed a pedestrian crossing is required for residents at Argyll Avenue to cross the A82.

“Obviously, I would have preferred this to have been introduced earlier, but I’m sure everyone who had raised their concerns with me will be glad that this will be resolved in the next year.”