Road claim is just wrong

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformer View -

Dear editor

I re­fer to the ar­ti­cle in last week’s Re­former (Jan­uary 18) re­gard­ing a fur­ther de­lay in the com­ple­tion of the Cathkin Re­lief Road.

Whilst I’m not sur­prised by this an­nounce­ment, I find it quite as­ton­ish­ing that the head of roads and trans­porta­tion has stated: “The pro­ject is pro­gress­ing well and is un­der bud­get by ap­prox­i­mately £3 mil­lion.”

Firstly the pro­ject can­not be pro­gress­ing well, if what was pro­grammed to take seven months, is tak­ing at least 11 months.

Sec­ondly if a pro­ject pro­gramme is ex­tended by al­most 50 per cent and is be­ing re­ported to be £3 mil­lion (14 per cent) un­der bud­get, then some se­ri­ous ques­tions have to be asked about the orig­i­nal bud­get and how well the City Deal money has been spent. Alan McLen­nan Burn­side House Beech Av­enue

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