INFRASTRUCTURE Stretch of Queensway closes for £172K work
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