Road date

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Dou­glas Dickie

The first cars are ex­pected to be rolling along the con­tro­ver­sial Cathkin Re­lief Road by Novem­ber.

Con­trac­tor Land En­gi­neer­ing will hold a pub­lic in­for­ma­tion event on Wed­nes­day, March 30, ahead of con­struc­tion work start­ing on April 4.

The first cars are ex­pected on the con­tro­ver­sial Cathkin Re­lief Road in Novem­ber.

The Re­former can re­veal work is ex­pected to be com­pleted be­fore win­ter as the con­trac­tor build­ing the £21million road pre­pares to go on site.

Land En­gi­neer­ing will hold a pub­lic in­for­ma­tion event on Wed­nes­day, March 30, ahead of con­struc­tion work start­ing on April 4.

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil have al­ready cleared much of the route, leav­ing lo­cal res­i­dents op­posed to the plan fu­ri­ous.

News­let­ters have been dis­trib­uted across the lo­cal com­mu­nity and a web­site has gone on­line at www. lan­dengi­neer­ing.co.uk/Cathkin.

The pub­lic event will take place from noon to 8pm at St Mark’s Church Hall in Fern­hill Road.

Joe Mclaugh­lin, se­nior pro­ject man­ager, said: “We will be en­gag­ing with lo­cal res­i­dents and all other in­ter­ested stake­hold­ers through­out our de­liv­ery of the pro­ject.

“We en­cour­age all those in­ter­ested to at­tend the forth­com­ing pub­lic in­for­ma­tion event, where fur­ther in­for­ma­tion will be avail­able and the pro­ject team from Land En­gi­neer­ing will be on hand to an­swer ques­tions on the man­age­ment and de­liv­ery of the con­tract”.

Res­i­dents will be able to view dis­play pan­els on the pro­ject as well as time­lines.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from both Land En­gi­neer­ing and South La­nark­shire Coun­cil will an­swer ques­tions.

The pro­ject has cre­ated con­tro­versy, with res­i­dents liv­ing along the route mount­ing a vig­or­ous cam­paign against it.

Alan Mclen­nan, of the op­po­si­tion group, said he and other mem­bers met the pro­ject man­ager three weeks ago.

He also raised con­cerns about chil­dren in Fern­hill get­ting to school, say­ing: “I think the prob­lem for Fern­hill chil­dren go­ing to school will be when the work starts and the whole site is fenced off, with no pub­lic ac­cess al­lowed for health and safety rea­sons.

“Th­ese chil­dren will have to take a long route to get to school.”

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