Relief road will address six key problems
South Lanarkshire Council say the Cathkin Relief Road will help solve six key problems identified in a 2007 consultation/appraisal exercise.
In an information leaflet distributed at last week’s event in Fernhill, locals were told concerns had been raised about congestion, bus reliability, poor bus and rail integration, access issues for non-car owners, increasing traffic from future developments and the high volume of traffic between Glasgow and East Kilbride.
Officers say the proposed scheme will address issues by:
Improving infrastructure to local employment areas
Reduce congestion at peak times
Improve the reliability of public transport
Enhance access for cyclists and pedestrians
Provide environmental benefits in terms of air quality
Improve road safety on the existing network.
Early plans suggest the road will have a junction with Fernhill Road near Woodside Avenue before joining Fernhill Road near the Croftfoot Road junction.
A sketch distributed on the day suggest the majority of footpaths will be maintained, although all plans are at an early stage.
The council are inviting comments on the plans. You can email the council at roadsandtransportation@ southlanarkshire.gov.uk or write to South Lanarkshire Council, Roads and Transportation Services, Montrose House, 154 Montrose Crescent, Hamilton, ML3 6LB.