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Package of summer works to improve East Kilbride roads

Published: Monday 1 July 2019

Commuters are being reminded of major roads improvement works in East Kilbride this summer.

Work begins today (1 July) on West Mains Road, from East Mains Road to the Queensway and scheduled to last until 12 July.

Forthcoming works also include:

  • Sunday 14 - Sunday 21 July: Eaglesham Road (Peel Road to Police Training College)
  • Monday 22 - Friday 26 July:  Stewartfield Way (Kingsgate to Heritage Park roundabout)
  • Monday 29 July - Saturday 3 August: Lindsayfield Road (Greenhills Road to Lindsayfield Avenue)
  • Sunday 4 - Saturday 10 August: Murray Road/Westwood Road (Owen Avenue to Melbourne Avenue)
  • Monday 12 - Sunday 18 August: A71 Darvel Road (B743 Muirkirk Rd to Healds Drive)

For safety reasons, all of these works will require the roads to be closed.

To reduce the impact of road closures, and associated diversions, the works have been planned to take place during the school summer holidays when traffic flows are significantly lighter.

Chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s Community and Enterprise Resources Committee, Councillor John Anderson, said: “These works are essential to improve the road surfaces on a longer-term basis and unfortunately can’t be carried out without some inconvenience to road users.

“We would ask that anyone travelling in any of the areas during the times mentioned pays particular attention to the diversion routes which will be clearly signposted. Every effort will be made to complete these improvements as early as possible to allow the roads to be reopened to traffic.”