A three party working group is looking at trying to ease queuing congestion for traffic at the Largs Pier.
A spokesperson for North Ayrshire Council said: “We were approached by Calmac and Police Scotland to jointly investigate and seek possible solutions to the traffic congestion caused by the Cumbrae Ferry queue at peak times during the summer months.
“The area around the pier has suffered from traffic congestion due to high demand for vehicles queueing for the ferry and also obstructive parking.
“As a first step towards finding a solution, a working group was set up with representatives from the Council’s Roads Team, Police Scotland’s Locality Policing Team, Police Scotland’s Roads Policing Unit, Calmac and Largs Community Council and a site visit was carried out in late October.
“It was agreed that the existing lane for queuing ferry traffic on Fort Street be extended to Bath Street with carriageway bus stop markings to keep the bus stop clear at the Brisbane Centre. Additional signage would be provided to help improve the information available for drivers and queuing ferry vehicles, thereby reducing the traffic congestion in the area.
“In order to assist Police Scotland with the enforcement of the parking restrictions and reduce obstructive parking, the double and single yellow lines will be repainted and replacement of the time plates will also be carried out. We expect this programme of works to be completed by Easter 2018.
“We can also confirm that there are no proposals to move the Viking monument at the Pierhead at this time.”