The introduction of a fixed-speed camera on a road in Paisley that has sparked safety concerns in the community is expected to take place next month.

The works in Foxbar’s Brediland Road – which were initially scheduled for early June – have been hit with delays because of the discovery of underground services at the original site near to the junction with Inverkar Drive.

A new location for the equipment has since been identified, meaning it will now be put up approximately 50 metres to the north of the previously earmarked spot.

It has also been confirmed camera installation will now take place at the beginning of July and the last four days.

Scottish Power will then install a power supply and police will carry out testing before it becomes operational.

It’s understood these works will take several weeks to complete, but Councillor Stephen Burns, a representative for Paisley Southwest, expressed his relief that an alternative location has been found.

The SNP elected member said: “Obviously it’s unfortunate that there has been some disruption and delays to the works but I’m glad that everything now looks to be in place for it to go ahead.

“The most important thing is that the safety concerns which have been raised by people who live in the area are now being acknowledged.

“I look forward to seeing the the camera introduced on Brediland Road and at some stage becoming operational. It has been needed for some time.

“I hope this updated programme of works can be completed as quickly as possible for the sake of concerned members of the community.”

Pedestrian Jim Paterson, 63, died when he was hit by a vehicle on Brediland Road just after midnight on Sunday, November 27, 2022.

Last June, Police Scotland said a then 26-year-old man had been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal crash.