Network Rail has started a £500,000 project to repair and repaint the railway bridge over Ferry Road in Glasgow’s Yorkhill area.

These works, which are part of an ongoing structural revamp plan to improve the rail network's elevated section running next to the Clydeside Expressway, are set to continue until April.

Amanda Naughton, scheme project manager at Network Rail, said: "The work we’re doing in Yorkhill will extend the lifespan of the bridges and viaduct.

"While we understand that a lane closure is inconvenient to road users, we need to have one on this occasion to allow our engineers to complete the work in the safest way possible.

Glasgow Times: Yorkhill and Kelvin viaducts aerial image

"When complete, the improvements will mean we can continue to run a safe and reliable railway over one of the busiest sections of track in Scotland."

Network Rail said scaffolding will surround the bridge to ensure safe passage for pedestrians and cyclists, and the bridge's metalwork will be cleaned and assessed.

Necessary repairs will be made before the steel is repainted and the stonework is fixed.

Additional work is planned later in the year to two adjoining structures, including the bridge that carries the railway over the River Kelvin.

Glasgow Times: Ferry Road bridge, Partick

Network Rail said the railway section to be improved is approximately 150 years old and transports trains from both the Argyle line and North Clyde line towards Partick.

It has around 28 trains per hour crossing over it.

Local residents and businesses have been notified of the upcoming project, involving minor de-vegetation and grit-blasting.

Network Rail has set up a 24-hour national helpline (03457 11 41 41) for queries related to the ongoing works.