A JOHNSTONE primary school entrance will soon look as good as new after councillors agreed to award a £250,000 works contract to a Glasgow firm.

John McGeady Limited will upgrade the entrance to St Anthony’s Primary in Hallhill Road.

The road planning, surfacing and civil engineering company will reconstruct and realign the car park and resurface the area.

Workers will also apply new road lining, install fresh lighting and create a lay-by for parents to pick-up and drop-off pupils.

The dilapidated entrance to the Spateston school is currently overgrown with brambles and the road is broken up in several places.

It is hoped the work will help to relieve congestion which has built up around the school at peak times in recent years.

According to council documents, it is anticipated work will begin at the end of June and will be completed by mid-September.

Councillors also approved awarding a contract for an electrical upgrade at St John Ogilvie Primary to Arthur McKay.

The renovation at the Paisley school forms part of the council’s continuing strategy to replace existing electrics with modern equivalents to meet current statutory standards and will include the removal of asbestos residue throughout the ceiling voids.