A724 open again
Vital route in use
Cambuslang Road has now re-opened to traffic much to the delight of drivers.
The vital A724 route had been shut for 14 weeks while Network Rail carried out repairs to a railway bridge.
The road was re-opened overnight between Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26.
The closure caused chaos in Rutherglen and Cambuslang when it first happened in February.
Driver Lynn Love, 27, who travels from Cambuslang to Glasgow city centre for work every day, said: “It is a massive relief. It will make such a huge difference to my commute.
“Hopefully that is the last time they will shut Cambuslang Road.” Network Rail say the work will expand the lifespan of the bridge by 30 years.
The work is part of a rolling programme of maintenance work on structures to keep the network safe and reliable.
During the work, engineers used approximately 50 tonnes of recycled glass, 20 tonnes of new steel and 1,500 litres of paint.
Billy McKay, Network Rail programme manager, said: “Delivering this work in 14 weeks was a logistical challenge but we planned carefully with our contractors Taziker Industrial and the project team deserve credit for getting the work delivered on time and on budget.
“We are grateful for the support of South Lanarkshire Council and the cooperation and patience of road users and the local community during this work.”