IN­FRA­STRUC­TURE Stretch of Queensway closes for £172K work

Night-time project

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - An­drea O’Neill

More than half a mile of the Queensway will be resur­faced next week.

Works on the A726 east­bound be­tween the Rig­head and Mur­ray round­abouts will take place over four nights from 8pm to 6am be­tween Mon­day, May 21 and Thurs­day, May 24.

Signed lo­cal di­ver­sions will be put in place.

The £172,000 project is a fol­lowup to last year’s Queensway west­bound resur­fac­ing.

Alan Mur­ray, Scot­land TranServ’s prin­ci­pal de­sign en­gi­neer, said: “We’ve worked closely with lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and key stake­hold­ers to care­fully plan these works to re­duce the im­pact on com­muters and shop­pers in and around East Kil­bride.

“Plan­ning around other ma­jor util­ity projects in the area, we have sched­uled clo­sures for overnight only. Traf­fic man­age­ment will only be in­stalled at night once traf­fic lev­els are suf­fi­ciently low and lifted first thing be­fore the morn­ing rush hour be­gins.

“The Queensway is a busy lo­cal artery and we want to keep the town flow­ing while max­imis­ing the ef­fi­ciency of the works.”

Andy Fraser, Scot­land TranServ’s op­er­at­ing com­pany rep­re­sen­ta­tive, added: “The A726 is an im­por­tant eco­nomic artery for com­mu­ni­ties through­out East Kil­bride and fur­ther afield, with many large shop­ping cen­tres and busi­nesses along the route. We have sched­uled this sig­nif­i­cant pro­gramme of work to be de­liv­ered with max­i­mum ef­fi­ciency and min­i­mal dis­rup­tion.”

Cen­tral Scot­land Tory list MSP Gra­ham Simp­son wel­comed the news, say­ing: “This stretch of the A726 is one of the busiest in the town and is show­ing signs of wear and tear. I am sure every­one will wel­come the news.”

Mo­torists are ad­vised to visit www.traf­fic­scot­land.org or fol­low @traf­fic­scot­land on Twit­ter for in­for­ma­tion.

Warn­ing signs Stretch of Queensway east­bound will be closed for resur­fac­ing works

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