Re­ac­tion to road­works

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformer View -

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., 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

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