DRIVEN TO DIS­TRAC­TION

Mo­torists warned of de­lay son roads

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Colin Pater­son

Traf­fic dis­rup­tion looks set to af­fect mo­torists in Avon­dale next week due to road­works on the A71.

Overnight clo­sures will be put in place be­tween Stone­house and Can­der­side Toll – with the di­ver­sion route through Strathaven and Hamil­ton.

Resur­fac­ing work will be car­ried out be­tween 8pm and 5am dur­ing six evenings from this Sun­day to Satur­day, Septem­ber 15.

And mo­torists look­ing to ac­cess the M74 will be fac­ing a de­tour.

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil have apol­o­gised ahead of the project for the “un­avoid­able in­con­ve­nience”.

Gor­don Mackay, the head of roads and trans­porta­tion, said: “We recog­nise that this is an im­por­tant road link for road users in the wider area.

“Th­ese overnight clo­sures have been planned to en­sure that this resur­fac­ing work can be com­pleted safely while caus­ing the least pos­si­ble dis­rup­tion.

“We will do ev­ery­thing we can to main­tain ac­cess to lo­cal prop­er­ties dur­ing the clo­sure pe­ri­ods and we apol­o­gise in ad­vance for the un­avoid­able in­con­ve­nience this im­por­tant main­te­nance work will cause.”

Driv­ers have been en­cour­aged to al­low ad­di­tional time for mak­ing jour­neys which would in­volve the Stone­house to Can­der­side Toll sec­tion of the A71. The di­ver­sion from Stone­house will be to take the A71 to Strathaven, fol­low the A723 from Strathaven to Hamil­ton, the A72 Carlisle Road from Hamil­ton to Larkhall and the B7078 through Larkhall to reach Can­der­side Toll. It is the same route in the re­verse di­rec­tion.

Mean­while, mo­torists are re­minded that Com­mon Green will be closed be­tween 12noon and 5pm on Sun­day for a Year of Young Peo­ple 2018 cel­e­bra­tion event.

We recog­nise this is an im­por­tant road link in the wider area.

Dis­rup­tion The road closed signs will be up on the A71 next week with a di­ver­sion via Strathaven

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