Should £125m be spent on improving our roads?
Are repairs to network really a top priority?
The Reformer last week revealed the condition of Rutherglen and Cambuslang roads had improved.
But the article also revealed cash-strapped South Lanarkshire Council would need to stump up £125m to bring their 1,426-mile roads network up to serviceable standard.
On Wednesday, the Reformer went to Burnside to ask residents if they felt the roads were up to scratch.
Willy Toner who lives in Burnside said: “Being a motorist, I would say yes that £125m should be spent on roads. The roads are in a terrible state. Yes it is a lot of money, but what is it costing them in claims from people whose cars have been damaged by potholes?”
Fellow driver Chantal Winning agreed, stating repeated infrastructure works to things such as gas mains and pipes meant roads in Burnside were below par.
She said: “They are pretty awful... but I don’t think it is necessarily a South Lanarkshire issue. The Scottish weather is not really conducive to nice smooth roads.”
Alex McFadden, from East Kilbride, said South Lanarkshire had a large roads network, for which £125m would be well spent.
He said: “The condition of the roads needs to be improved. I think they should spend the money.”
Thomas Harper said: “They are a mess, there is no doubt about it. I stay in Cambuslang and those cycle lanes, that was a waste of money.
“There are plenty of potholes, especially on the side roads, they are often ignored.”
The Scottish weather is not really conducive to nice smooth roads Chantal Winning
Claims Willy Toner
Bad weather Chantal Winning
Side roads ignored Thomas Harper
Spend the money Alex McFadden