Park­ing on Glas­gow Road to be re­viewed

Driv­ers com­plain of poor traf­fic flow and tail­backs

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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