Work to improve safety and accessibility at a busy East Renfrewshire road will get underway this weekend.

East Renfrewshire Council is to resurface Ayr Road, in Newton Mearns, as well as making it easier for people with mobility issues to use bus stops there.

An additional pedestrian crossing will also be installed to boost safety.

The improvements will be made between Malletsheugh Roundabout and Mearns Cross.

Preparatory works will take place on Saturday, February 1, and Sunday, February 2, before the main project gets underway on Friday, February 7.

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The upgrades are expected to take three weeks to complete and temporary traffic lights will be in place during this time.

Councillor Alan Lafferty, East Renfrewshire's environment convener, said: “Improving the transport network is key to encouraging economic growth and we are acutely aware of the importance which many people place on having well-maintained roads.

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"This set of improvements will benefit not only road users but also pedestrians and anyone using public buses, so I am delighted that these works have been confirmed.”