Two weeks of delays
Roadworks are planned
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