Relief road is the hot topic

Rutherglen Reformer - - Gossip Girl -

The Cathkin Relief Road dom­i­nated dis­cus­sion at the AGM of the Manor Way Neigh­bour­hood Watch.

Over 50 peo­ple turned out on the night at Burn­side Blair­beth Church.

They heard from Ruther­glen MSP Clare Haughey, Wil­lie Clark from Neigh­bour­hood Watch Scot­land and lo­cal coun­cil­lors Carol Nugent and Robert Brown.

Mem­bers of the group were then in­vited to ask ques­tions with the ma­jor­ity fo­cussing on the con­tro­ver­sial relief road pro­ject.

One res­i­dent liv­ing along the route said it was“caus­ing noth­ing but trou­ble,”claim­ing the land­scap­ing was sub­stan­dard and the noise cre­ated by traf­fic could be heard in their home.

Con­cerns were raised about con­trac­tors Land En­gi­neer­ing go­ing into ad­min­is­tra­tion and one res­i­dent said some ar­eas not con­sid­ered to be part of the road site had been badly af­fected.

The state of the burn at Glen­farg Road was also raised.

Other is­sues aris­ing in­cluded the set­tings of the traf­fic lights at the Blair­beth Road/Croft­foot Road junc­tion as well as the length of the green man at the Cathkin by­pass junc­tion.

Robert Brown ad­mit­ted it would “take a while for the road to set­tle down.”

Once dis­cus­sion on the road ended, other top­ics dis­cussed in­cluded house break-ins, plans for a manda­tory 20mph speed limit, park­ing on Craw­furd Road, the fu­ture of the Stonelaw Road fill­ing sta­tion and even the num­ber of foxes in the area.

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