Road­works given a mixed re­ac­tion

Work needed but it’s still dis­rup­tive

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

Ruther­glen res­i­dents were hav­ing a case of road rage in last week’s Re­former over the amount of road­works in the area.

The likes of Wood­side Av­enue, Fern­hill Road and Dukes Road have all been closed at var­i­ous times in re­cent months.

We went out to Burnside to find out if lo­cals there had been af­fected.

Carol Hutchi­son, from Burnside said: “It is ir­ri­tat­ing I sup­pose, but at the same time they are try­ing to im­prove things for us, so we can’t com­plain too much. “It’s a nec­es­sary evil as it needs done.” Ewan Bruce, from Ruther­glen, said: “I’m aware of it and we’ve had to take a few de­tours to get around it all, but it’s not been that bad – I’ve sur­vived. There’s the one at Rich­mond Place, near Lidl, and I kept get­ting caught ev­ery morn­ing be­cause I’d for­get about it.

“It’s al­ways dif­fi­cult when you have to shut down roads but maybe it was an is­sue do­ing so many at once.”

David White, from Burnside, said: “It feels like ev­ery­where you go or turn there’s a di­ver­sion at the mo­ment. They seem to be do­ing them all at once, and on ev­ery week­end. It’s very frus­trat­ing be­ing a driver.”

Donna Rae said: “Thank­fully it’s not af­fected me too much be­cause I don’t use Dukes Road, but my friend stays there so I know it’s been a has­sle for them. It does seem like ev­ery­where you go there’s a road clo­sure, but I’m just lucky it’s not af­fected me!”

We’ve had to take a few de­tours to get around it but it’s not been that bad” Ewan Bruce

Frus­trat­ing David White

Un­af­fected Donna Rae

Im­prove Carol Hutchi­son

De­tours Ewan Bruce

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