More work on im­prove­ments say pub­lic

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Strat­ton Wil­liams

The con­di­tion of roads and pave­ments in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang con­tin­ues to be a con­cern for the pub­lic, ac­cord­ing to a re­port.

A pa­per to the Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen Area Com­mit­tee high­lighted that across South La­nark­shire Coun­cil the sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing was only 29 per cent.

That gave roads and pave­ments the low­est rat­ing of any coun­cil ser­vice.

The re­port says: “It is clear that while good progress has been achieved, much work re­mains to be done.”

The cur­rent pro­gramme runs from 2008 to 2016 with a to­tal spend across South La­nark­shire Coun­cil of £126mil­lion.

Planned to­tal out­lay for 2015-16 is £12m with £1.5m of cap­i­tal spend in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang .

Up un­til Oc­to­ber this year, 24 schemes had been com­pleted in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang with a fur­ther 20 ei­ther in progress or pro­grammed to be com­pleted by March 2016.

The com­ple­tion rate in roads was 63 per cent and 27 per cent on foot­ways in the area.

Among the im­prove­ment work was:

• £ 101,000 spent on King’s Park Av­enue, Ruther­glen

• £ 7 9 , 0 0 0 o n Ma i n S t r e e t , Ruther­glen

• £ 95,000 on Light­burn Road, Cam­bus­lang.

• £ 6 1 , 0 0 0 o n Fe r n h i l l R o a d , Ruther­glen

Among the planned work is a £165,000 pro­gramme at Flem­ing­ton Road, Cam­bus­lang.

The con­di­tion of roads is mon­i­tored na­tion­ally by the Scot­tish Road Main­te­nance Con­di­tion Sur­vey.

Re­sults for 2014- 15 placed South La­nark­shire Coun­cil 12th out of the coun­try’s 32 coun­cils.

Since in­cep­tion in 2007, the sur­vey shows the road net­work in Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen to be in bet­ter con­di­tion than other ar­eas of South La­nark­shire – and this has re­mained the case through­out suc­ces­sive sur­veys.

Gor­don Mackay, Head of Roads and Trans­porta­tion at South La­nark­shire Coun­cil, said: “While much good progress has been achieved, par­tic­u­larly on main roads, we also recog­nise that much yet re­mains to be done. For this rea­son the coun­cil has com­mit­ted to con­tin­ued ad­di­tional in­vest­ment in road main­te­nance through to 2019.

“As re­gards the Scot­tish Road Main­te­nance Con­di­tion Sur­vey, our rank­ing has im­proved from 19th po­si­tion in 2008 when the Roads In­vest­ment Pro­gramme be­gan.

“This re­flects the grad­ual im­prove­ments be­ing achieved.”

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