Cam­bus­lang Road re­opens on Fri­day

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Net­work Rail has thanked driv­ers in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang for their pa­tience while work was car­ried out on the rail­way bridge over Cam­bus­lang Road.

The road will re­open this Fri­day af­ter 14 weeks of work to strengthen it.

The road clo­sure also en­abled both Scot­tish Wa­ter and South La­nark­shire Coun­cil to un­der­take work in or­der to pre­vent dis­rup­tion in the fu­ture.

The clo­sure caused traf­fic chaos in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang when it be­gan back in Fe­bru­ary.

Net­work Rail pro­gramme man­ager Billy McKay said: “We knew that the A724 was an im­por­tant ac­cess point to the M74, as well as a route for lo­cal traf­fic, so the im­por­tance of com­plet­ing this work on pro­gramme wasn’t lost on us.

“How­ever, clos­ing the road was the most ef­fi­cient and safest way to un­der­take the work re­quired on the bridge and hope­fully any short-term in­con­ve­nience was worth­while in the long run as the re­fur­bished bridge will min­imise fu­ture dis­rup­tion for both road and rail users.

“De­liv­er­ing this work in just 14 weeks was a lo­gis­ti­cal chal­lenge but we planned the job care­fully with our con­trac­tors Taziker In­dus­trial. The project team de­serve credit for get­ting the work de­liv­ered on time and on bud­get.

“We are grate­ful for the sup­port of our col­leagues at South La­nark­shire Coun­cil and the co­op­er­a­tion and pa­tience of road users and the lo­cal com­mu­nity dur­ing this work.”

The fo­cus of the work on the bridge was to ex­tend the bridge’s life­span and limit fur­ther main­te­nance re­quire­ments which may have caused in­con­ve­nience to road or rail pas­sen­gers. The strength­en­ing work will last 60 years, the steel re­pairs 30 years and the paint­work 25 years.

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