Glen­side closed to traf­fic for sec­ond time

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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.

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