Re­lief road will ad­dress six key prob­lems

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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@ south­la­nark­ or write to South La­nark­shire Coun­cil, Roads and Trans­porta­tion Ser­vices, Mon­trose House, 154 Mon­trose Cres­cent, Hamil­ton, ML3 6LB.

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