REPAIR works have finally been completed on a Barrhead bridge, after many months of delays.

Improvements to the Glen Street bridge first started last summer and were supposed to be completed in August 2017.

The bridge reopened to traffic ahead of schedule but temporary fencing remained while further works were carried out, which road chiefs said would be completed by the end of April.

Residents complained about the “dangerous” condition the bridge was left in and the “ugly” temporary fencing.

And, with the Carlibar footbridge out of action, the Glen Street bridge was the only option for parents walking their children to Carlibar Primary.

Councillor Paul Aitken, who represents Barrhead, Liboside and Uplawmoor, said: “This was supposed to be concluded by August 2017 but finishing works were still going on eight months later and beyond.

“Only after prompting from myself and my Barrhead constituents have the council carried out all the fencing and finishing touches.”

However, a council spokesperson said: “There were complications regarding the positioning of an electrical cable which required additional works and Scottish Power approval.

"Despite this unexpected delay, the footpath was opened on January 23 and the final fencing works completed on July 10, with all temporary security fencing removed at this time.”