Reaction to roadworks
Verdict: a real pain in the neck!
We were inundated with social media comments on the roadworks on Glasgow Road last week with many of you venting your fury at those responsible. Coupled with the closure of Aikenhead Road and further roadworks in Burnside, it meant traffic chaos for many commuters.
Here is what you had to say:
“I know work has to be carried out but some thought should have been given to not clashing with other works in the area. It took me 20 minutes to get from Blairbeth Road to Rutherglen Main Street, and that was after 9am when the roads should have been quieter.” John Gordon
“Diabolical. Absolutely no thought went into this temporary lights at Burnside Road, Glasgow Road and Aikenhead Road all shut.” Allan Dinwoodie
“Forty minutes from Burnside shops to Rutherglen Main Street this morning on the bus. One hour and 20 minutes into town. Surely with a bit of pre-planning these works could be staggered?” Andrea Cowan
“Absolute shambles. They do what they like, when they like. It’s pointless even complaining as they don’t care what impact it has.” Janine Mcinulty “It is a nightmare trying to get to work in the morning.” Tracy Kerr Newman
“At least the temporary lights were working today. Was worse yesterday as they were stuck on red. Couldn’t get turning right off Main Street due to stationary traffic.” Andrea Oakes “I was 30 minutes to get through them and that was at 6.50am this morning.” Adam Wilson
“All the time, this is the worst place for constant road works, Burnside, Rutherglen etc. Is this where all our tax is going” Lynsey Mcintyre
“Total nightmare. Took me an hour and a half to get from Cambuslang to Toryglen and back this morning, it normally takes 25 minutes.” Pamela Johnstone
“A bus journey into town took one hour and 25 minutes this morning, usually takes 20 minutes. Anyone needing an ambulance or fire engine in an emergency has no chance. Total shambles.” Moira Jackson
“It’s not a residential street, force them to work 24 hours a day until it’s fixed.” John Wilson
Was an absolute nightmare this morning. It took me 45 minutes to get to the motorway, normally be parked in the car park at work by that time.” Liz MacKinnon
“What an absolute joke that was this morning. Absolute gridlock. Fifty minutes from Burnside to Polmadie junction of the M74.” Carolyn Anderson
“Took 40 minutes to get to the Gorbals from the hole in the wall, a journey that normally takes no more than 15 minutes tops. Not a happy taxi driver at the moment.” Sheena Ó hÉilidhe
“Absolutely disgraceful. I work on Southcroft Road and Glasgow Road is the only way in/out the road. According to the Scottish Roadworks Commissioner website there are South Lanarkshire Council road works also due to start on Glasgow Road between February 6 and 8. Round of applause to whoever signed that off.” Pamela Smith
“Took some poor people an hour to get to the motorway from Burnside. Madness.” Siobahn Brolly
“It’s not acceptable, knowing Aikenhead Road is closed. Can they not work through the night? It is Scottish Power after all.” Angelo Pacitti
Thankyoutoreaders I would like to let your reader’s know that £151.62 was raised for Camglen Buddies from sales of the In and Around Rutherglen 2018 calendar.
Thanks to everyone who bought a copy. Jan Robertson via email
Cleanupafteryourpet If you own a dog, clean up after it.
It seems some people can’t be bothered or they think it’s beneath them to pick it up.
It’s absolutely disgusting seeing dog dirt scattered about, especially in the recent snow when young kids have being out playing in it.
This clearly isn’t a concern to the ones who obviously don’t care!
It takes a few seconds of time to use a bag and pick up YOUR own dog’s mess and bin it.
But it doesn’t count if you bag it then fling it on the path or into the nearest hedge which also seems a regular occurrence too.
It’s just totally ill-mannered,selfish and blatantly ignorant. IB Address supplied
Helpspreadbooks Every year at the beginning of March, school children across the UK mark World Book Day.
Many will dress up as a character from a favourite book or be part of special reading activity – and families and schools will once again generously give to charity.
World Book Day is a worldwide celebration, but in many countries, children go to school with just a few tattered textbooks.
At Book Aid International, we send around one million books a year to thousands of libraries and schools. Two thirds of these books are for children. They are read by millions of young readers in 20 countries.
We can only support children around the world because families and schools choose to support us on World Book Day and I would like to thank all those who will do so this year.
If you are a parent or teacher looking for inspiration, please visit www. bookaid.org/world-book-day, where you’ll find fundraising ideas, fun activities and specially created free DIY dress-up guides (developed with busy parents in mind!).
It costs just £2 to send a book, so every penny you raise will make a difference. Alison Tweed Chief executive of Book Aid International