Relief road opening is put back yet again
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.”