Moving with the times
I couldn’t help but notice the intention of a road, to bypass Blairbeth, Fernhill and Cathkin.
Nor can I understand why anyone should be against this idea because this road is intended to cut through a piece of waste ground which is over ridden by weeds, shrubs and not even fit to walk a dog, the intention of this is to bypass, built-up areas, thus making them safer for school children and pedestrians alike. There is too much traffic running through these areas and therefore have to be streamlined
This debate was in force in the mid -1960s as I lived at St Stephens Avenue with my parents at the time, In the space of fifty years the flow of traffic has quadrupled by a staggering amount - this road needs to be upgraded to take into account the increase of traffic, it’s as simple as that!
This reminds me of the 40 plus years it took to start the M74 missing link, just look at it now, quick access to and from the Southern General, the airport and the highlands. Then there was the anger of up-grading the M77 - people were camping in trees in a bid of protest to protect the so-called wildlife.
But look at it now - smooth flowing traffic to Silverburn and Ayrshire.
For those who can remember when the M6 stopped at Scotland, as they said it wasn’t necessary to build a motorway north into Scotland, after years of debate, look at it now, who would want to drive to Carlisle without the M74?
It’s only by up-grading that we keep up to date with the times as this is what the Cathkin Relief Road is all about… keeping up to date with the times. Ronnie Cotterill, By email.