Parking on Glasgow Road to be reviewed
Drivers complain of poor traffic flow and tailbacks
A review of parking restrictions on Glasgow Road is set to take place.
The moves comes after complaints that parked cars on the inside lane of the road are causing tailbacks all the way up Mill Street.
A number of drivers have spoken to the Reformer about queues on Mill Street. They believe the cars, which are not parked illegally, are causing traffic to merge quickly after the Mill Street/Main Street junction.
And the council have now confirmed they will carry out a review once Cambuslang Road is fully open later this month.
It is unclear whether the review will result in a relaxation of the parking rules on the road. Part of Glasgow Road is free from yellow lines but double yellow lines outside what used to be a petrol station may be deemed too strict.
Gordon Mackay, South Lanarkshire Council’s head of roads and transportation, said: “There are clearly marked parking restrictions in place on this stretch of road and they are enforced by our parking attendants. However, a review of restrictions along the A730 Mill Street and Glasgow Road corridor is planned now the Cathkin Relief Road has opened.
“This review will take place once the A724 Cambuslang Road is fully reopened and normal traffic patterns are restored following the completion of the current rail bridge works. “Parking attendants will undertake additional patrols in this area in the meantime.”
One driver, Sarah Redmond, got in touch to express her concerns.
Referring to a picture taken from her dash cam last week, she said: “Traffic congestion extends from Main Street to the top of the hill and I can tell you tails back almost as far as Roger Drive in Burnside where I joined it.
“Usually there are only a few cars at the lights on Main Street but the reason for the congestion is vehicles parked on Glasgow Road which create a bottleneck as traffic has to merge to get round the cars.
“It’s been fine for a week or so as no cars have been parked, but a vehicle parked for the last few days which is causing the scenes shown in the attached picture.
“The purpose of the Cathkin Relief road was to ease congestion but one car parked on Glasgow Road is basically scuppering it.”
The Reformer spoke to several other drivers who use Mill Street in the mornings and all said parked cars on Glasgow Road could cause a problem. But one said: “There is a speed trap down there now, so they actually help slow traffic down a bit.”
The reason for the congestion is vehicles parked on Glasgow Road which create a bottleneck
Congestion Traffic on Mill Street is backed up, with drivers saying parked cars on Glasgow Road are the problem