More work on improvements say public
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.”