The on-going building work at Queens Quay resulted in motorists being stuck in traffic on Glasgow Road at the junction with Cart Street for more than half an hour.
Temporary traffic lights created a queue that extended beyond Yoker.
MSP Gil Paterson visited the building site to express his concern and made a formal complaint to Joyce White, chief executive of West Dunbartonshire Council.
Speaking after sending the letter, he said: “I was extremely concerned when I saw the extent of the traffic jam this morning on what is the main route to the Golden Jubilee.
“In some life-threatening situations every second counts which is why I felt it necessary to submit an official complaint, not to mention the inconvenience for motorists and businesses in the area.
“The work will continue for a further two weeks, but West Dunbartonshire Council have assured me that the lights will be manned during peak times, starting Tuesday evening, to reduce the traffic chaos.
“It is commendable that the company have reacted swiftly to concerns as this situation cannot be allowed to continue.”
Mr Paterson said in his letter the situation was “unacceptable” and “caused by a lack of a proper care being exercised by the contractors responsible”.
Apart from the congestion causing disruption to the public, he also highlighted the potential problems it could cause the emergency services.
He wrote: “The Golden Jubilee is the main centre in the West of Scotland for current heart attack incidents and any delay could cause a life to be lost.”
One resident posted on West Dunbartonshire Council’s social media saying: “Can your traffic management people sort out the carnage that occurred this morning on the road down to the college please because the lights aren’t set properly. Took over an hour to go 2 miles from Mountblow into college. Unacceptable.”
A spokeswoman for West Dunbartonshire Council said: "We would like to apologise for any disruption experienced by drivers at Cart Street, Clydebank this morning.
"This was due to a fault with a temporary traffic light at nearby roadworks associated with the development of Queens Quay.
"This has now been fixed and lights will be manned during peak times to help reduce any congestion.
"We appreciate residents’ patience while the work is ongoing."
The Young Start programme in Scotland which is aimed at organisations working with young people aged between 8 and 24 years reopens for applications on Thursday 30th August.
The programme, which is run by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland for the Scottish Government, seeks to help children and young people play an active part in realising their own potential and becoming confident citizens.
The awards, which use money from dormant bank and building society accounts, fund a range of activities to support better physical, mental and emotional well-being among young people, encourage better connections with the wider community and give access to new skills and training opportunities.
Mr Paterson urged local groups in the area to consider applying for funding saying:
“Encouraging and supporting our young people is an excellent way to make use of the money from dormant bank and building society accounts so I would urge local organisations to have a look at the Young Start programme.
“They already fund all sorts of activities including sport, dance, music, film and local heritage. Even if you are not sure whether your group would qualify, just pick up the phone and have a chat with the organisers to see if this funding could be right for you – they will be able to advise on eligibility.”
Potential applicants can chat about their projects before applying to the fund by calling 0300 123 7110
SNP MSP Gil Paterson has hailed the news that carers in West Dunbartonshire will receive the first payments of the new Carer’s Allowance Supplement from mid-September, back-dated to April.
This new benefit will be paid twice a year by Social Security Scotland, the first major new public service to be created since devolution.
Eligible carers will get a supplementary payment of £221, equivalent of an extra £8.50 per week, an increase of 13% on Carer’s Allowance from the Department of Work and Pensions.
The Carer’s Allowance Supplement is worth more than £30 million a year and will benefit 1610 carers in West Dunbartonshire.
Carers will receive letters from Social Security Scotland from week beginning 10th September so that they know in advance to expect a payment.
SNP MSP Gil Paterson said:
“This roll out of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement marks the beginning of a bright new chapter in Scottish public service.
“The work that carers do is vital to our communities. Carers, who sacrifice so much in order to look after loved ones, must be respected, supported and treated fairly. This is not happening in the UK at the moment so I’m glad that the supplementary payment will enable us to get more money into the pockets of carers in Scotland quickly.
“The SNP Government in Edinburgh has always made clear that Carer’s Allowance should be paid at the same rate as Jobseeker’s Allowance. We have used the new powers over social security to give this additional payment in recognition of the incredible contribution carers make to our society.”