Two weeks of de­lays

Road­works are planned

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS - Shirley Bar­tynek

A busy Hamil­ton road is set to be closed for two weeks.

Resur­fac­ing on Carlisle Road, Fern­ie­gair, will start this Satur­day.

The full road clo­sure has an­gered some driv­ers.

One mo­torist, who works as a driv­ing in­struc­tor in the area, said: “I travel from Hamil­ton to Larkhall ev­ery day.

“There will be a big knock-on ef­fect from this as the bus ser­vice will be hit. To have a to­tal clo­sure, I don’t think it is ac­cept­able.

“Also, if there is an ac­ci­dent on the mo­tor­way then the roads will be com­pletely grid-locked.”

How­ever roads bosses say they have tried to min­imise the dis­rup­tion.

Gor­don Mackay, head of Roads and Trans­porta­tion at South La­nark­shire Coun­cil, said: “Es­sen­tial resur­fac­ing works have been pro­grammed for Carlisle Road, Fern­ie­gair, from Oc­to­ber 14 to Oc­to­ber 27, which re­quire the road to be closed for the full pe­riod.

“The first week has been planned to co­in­cide with the Oc­to­ber school hol­i­days when traf­fic vol­umes are re­duced, how­ever there will in­evitably be some dis­rup­tion and road users should al­low ad­di­tional time for their jour­neys.

“Due to the na­ture of the works, week­endonly clo­sures would sig­nif­i­cantly lengthen the time taken to com­plete the works and in­crease the risk of in­clement weather. A signed di­ver­sion will be put in place via Strathaven and Larkhall and we apol­o­gise in ad­vance for the in­con­ve­nience.”

Warn­ing­mo­torists are braced for de­lays from this week­end

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