More projects planning can be done
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.”
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