Update on Road Maintenance

Updated Wednesday 6 May 2020

Work to maintain West Lothian's critical infrastructure such as roads, bridges, culverts and street lighting is set to resume.

The council's Roads & Transportation Service has been operating on emergency 24 hour, seven day per week cover to protect the travelling public since the coronavirus outbreak began.

Inspection and repair work will be re-introduced over the next few weeks, to ensure that roads and other infrastructure remains safe for local residents.

Our main priority in delivering this work is the safety of both our workforce and the public. Physical distancing will be key to the re-introduction of essential maintenance works and we would ask the public to help us by maintaining distancing around our staff.

Executive councillor for the environment Tom Conn said: "This is a significant step forward in ensuring that our road network and other key infrastructure remains safe for local residents going forward.

"Our workforce has been working in the background through the lockdown period, so we are prepared when restrictions are eased.

"Resuming key work on our road and lighting infrastructure will make sure they are ready for increased users once more in the future.

"Local residents are thanked for their understanding while we carry out these vital works."