Re­lief road open­ing is put back yet again

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Douglas Dickie

The open­ing of the Cathkin Re­lief Road has been de­layed again.

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil con­firmed on Tues­day the route will not be fully open to traf­fic un­til Fe­bru­ary.

After orig­i­nally say­ing the road would be open in Novem­ber, the coun­cil have been forced to re­vise their pre­dic­tions sev­eral times.

The bot­tom half of the project, north­wards from the new junc­tion with Fern­hill Road, will be open to traf­fic from Mon­day, Jan­uary 23.

Head of roads and trans­porta­tion ser­vices, Gor­don Mackay, said: “The project is pro­gress­ing well and is un­der bud­get by ap­prox­i­mately £3mil­lion.

“The re­main­ing sec­tion of the new road will now not open com­pletely un­til Fe­bru­ary.

“The rea­son for this is be­cause of a sloped area which sits ad­ja­cent to the new road and still needs some work done to it.

“Our con­trac­tors — Land En­gi­neer­ing — are mak­ing ef­forts to have the road com­pleted as soon as rea­son­ably prac­ti­cal.

“We apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience but hope that peo­ple ap­pre­ci­ate a large scale project such as this can un­for­tu­nately en­counter some de­lay.”

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