Delays to be expected

drivers will face hold ups while one of East Renfrewshire’s busiest roads is undergoing major resurfacing work.

Work begins on Eastwoodmains Road between Seres Road and Percy Drive on Monday,with council officials expecting the worn out surface to be repaired by the end of the month.

While one lane will be kept open for the duration, eastbound traffic will be divered away from work at Eastwood toll, so that Strathclyde fire and rescue vehicles will not be delayed coming in and out of the station at Seres Road.

The following diversions will be in place: Eastbound traffic will be diverted via Mearns Cross, Eaglesham Road, Mearns Road and Clarkston Toll.

The Etive Drive, Broomley Drive, Percy Drive and eastern Greenhill Avenue junctions with Eastwoodmains Road will also be closed throughout with traffic diversions in place.

Roads convener, Councillor Eddie Phillips, explained: “We need to replace the worn-out surface on the carriageway. This work will cause some disruption as this is a busy road through East Renfrewshire.

“I would urge drivers and pedestrians to follow the diversions and be patient. Our roads service will be doing all they can to do the job well and as quickly as they can.”

The move comes after two of the harshest winters in living memory where much of the road stock has been damaged.

Councillors decided in February to spend an extra £1.75m this year on road maintenance, on top of the £5.9m already in the budget.

A spokesman for ERC council said: “The roads service has worked with public transport operators to ensure that buses are able to use the diversion roads.

“The roads service is urging drivers to be prepared for some significant disruption because of the volume of traffic using this route and asking drivers and pedestrians to follow their top tips.

You can find out more about road closures and roads works in East Renfrewshire by visiting the council website at www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk