Glenside closed to traffic for second time
Residents of Glenside Drive were left stunned to find their road shut for a second time this year.
The Eastfield street was previously blocked to traffic as part of Scottish Water’s £ 3million upgrade of the waste water system.
It reopened again in August when Dukes Road was closed between Calderwood Road and Fraser Street.
But Scottish Water requested another closure from Monday, October 17 until Friday, October 21.
A spokesman for Scottish Water said: “Following the completion of recent sewer improvement works in the area, there is a section of the road at the junction with Berwick Drive where temporary covers were put on the storm tank to allow the road to be opened.
“The work that started on October 17 will involve the installation of permanent covers on the storm tanks and the permanent reinstatement of the road surface.
“Scottish Water apologises for any inconvenience during this work and thanks customers for their patience. The work is scheduled to take approximately one week.”
The road traffic order from South Lanarkshire Council shows Glenside shut between Coldstream and Overlea while Berwick is closed between Glenside and Hillary Avenue.
Drivers, who are already suffering the affects of the Dukes Road closure, are being encouraged to use Bullionslaw and Coldstream.
The restriction is in place until Friday night at 11.59pm.
Some residents took to the All About Cambuslang Facebook page to discuss the closure.
One said: “Glenside Drive is shut as from tomorrow for a week, so that’s Dukes Road and Glenside shut together. God help us.”
Another said: “I got a letter saying Glenside was not shutting until Dukes Road opens again.”
However, one person wrote: “It shouldn’t be too bad with the schools off.”
Cambuslang West councillor Clare McColl said she had sympathy for residents: “It’s not an ideal situation, and I understand the difficulty some people may have with access, but the work is for the benefit of the community.”
In August, we reported that residents of Glenside had to call out the police due to the level of traffic on the street after the Dukes Road closure. Scottish Water say the project will alleviate flooding during periods of heavy rain and improve the quality of water in the adjacent Eastfield Burn.