PAVEMENT resurfacing works will take place over the coming weeks - but will avoid the Easter holiday.

Independent councillor Ian Murdoch has welcomed the news - and the decision to avoid the traditional busy weekend.

The section on the west side of Gallowgate Street outside the Co-op and Wetherspoons has been completed, as have the east side of Gallowgate Street outside Nardini's and from Nelson Street to School Wynd.

The section between School Wynd and Cullis's Amusements is next, with a new resin surface to be laid by a specialist contractor.

Councillor Murdoch added: "Lockdown caused delays, but I have been given an assurance that the work will be completed at the beginning of April and scheduled around Easter.

"I will be extremely happy when the final sections are completed as this will give Gallowgate Street a better surface and a more aesthetically pleasing look to Largs town centre."

Conservative councillor Tom Marshall added: "During the last three or four years all the councillors have all been calling on the pavements to get done. I have walked that length of pavement with a roads officer and was promised in recent years it would be put into the budget. There have been so many complaints about obvious tripping hazards.

"I am glad to see this resurfacing taking place.

"A lot of this is to do with Amey taking over the contract from Transerv and they deserve credit for being much more proactive in getting these roads and pavement issues remedied. We have formed a good relationship with them now.

"We will have some new pavements and roads for when businesses re-open at the end of April, which is good news."