More projects plan­ning can be done

Rutherglen Reformer - - Special Feature - Mur­ray Spooner

Coun­cil­lor Robert Brown be­lieves the length of time of some road­work projects are the ma­jor prob­lem.

Ruther­glen South Lib­eral Demo­crat coun­cil­lor vowed to take the mat­ter to South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s head of roads depart­ment to see if any pos­si­ble im­prove­ments could be made.

He said:“Road clo­sures or re­stric­tions are a ma­jor in­con­ve­nience to cit­i­zens, par­tic­u­larly if it adds to the time and an­noy­ance of com­mut­ing to and from work.

“Some short-term projects are sched­uled on a Sun­day for this rea­son but I think more could be done.

“Whilst the coun­cil has to be no­ti­fied of pro­posed works by util­i­ties, they only have lim­ited power to in­flu­ence when the work is done.

“A ma­jor prob­lem is the length of some projects, par­tic­u­larly by Scot­tish Water and Net­work Rail, which some­times last for months. I find it dif­fi­cult to be­lieve that some of these projects, of­ten over rel­a­tively short lengths of road, could not be speeded up a bit.

“I have taken the mat­ter upon again with the coun­cil’s head of roads to see if any im­prove­ments are pos­si­ble.”

Aiken­head Road Shut for ma­jor Scot­tish Water works

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