Clyde Tunnel reopens

COMMUTERS may breathe a sigh of relief as the Clyde Tunnel reopens in both directions today.

The route, which connects the southside to the west — and provides further routes to the city centre — was fully operational as of 6am this morning, after months of roadworks causing tailbacks and delays.

Traffic had been reduced to one lane in each direction since June 1 for an 11-week project to renew road markings, as well as carry out barrier and wall repairs, light refurbishment and a clean of the drainage system.

Drivers travelling in every direction were affected throughout, with some exit lanes on either side closed for repairs — including the slip road leading to the Clydeside Expressway.

A fully-operational Clyde Tunnel may be good news for some, but drivers are advised of further roadworks taking place across Glasgow and East Renfrewshire in the coming weeks.

Motorists travelling through King’s Park this week are advised to take an alternative route to avoid Aikenhead and Menock Roads, as a four-way temporary traffic light is in place at the junction until Friday (August 17).

The roadworks are due a Scottish Water repair, and drivers are warned that it may cause delays during peak times.

Next week, resurfacing takes place at Knollpark Drive in Clarkston, closing the full length of the road between Sunbury and Sundale Avenues for 12 days.

No vehicles will be allowed access from Monday (August 20) until Friday, August 31, although pedestrian access will be maintained.

An alternative route, via Sunbury Avenue, Highfield Drive and Sundale Avenue, will be signposted.

Further roadworks take place in Clarkston on Monday, August 27, at Strawhill Road.

Again, the road is being resurfaced, and will be closed for five days until Friday, August 31, with an alternative route via Busby and Clarkston Roads and Stamperland Gardens.