East Renfrewshire residents will soon see the impact of investment in roads – but not before a road closure headache.
At last month’s budget meeting, a £2.7m investment in roads over the next two years, plus additional one-off funding of £650,000 next year was agreed following complaints by local people.
Several roads will be closed next month as a result while the council attempts to repair its network.
Randolph Drive in Clarkston will be closed from Sunday April 7 until Thursday April 11 at its junction with Clarkston Road to allow for resurfacing.
All vehicles except emergency, and those associated with the works, will be prohibited while alternative routes will be offered.
Corrie Grove in Netherlee, at its junction with Clarkston Road will be closed from Friday April 5 till Tuesday April 9.
As Corrie Grove is a cul- de-sac, there will be no alternative route.
While Netherlee Road, at its junction with Clarkston Road, will be closed from Tuesday April 2 till Saturday April 6.
Also, the B769 Stewarton Road from the council’s boundary with East Ayrshire council to Malletsheugh Roadwill be closed for three weeks from Monday April 15 to Sunday May 5.
Councillor Vincent Waters added that he is “delighted to secure Orchard Park Avenue as top priority for road resurfacing this financial year.
“It will benefit Giffnock, Thornliebank and East Renfrewshire”.
Meanwhile, Capelrig Road in Newton Mearns, 20 metres either side of the rail bridge, is to close later this month to allow the existing rail bridge to be replaced.
This section of the road will be closed from 5am on Friday March 29 until 5pm on Tuesday April 2, coinciding with the school Easter holiday break.
All vehicles except emergency and those associated with the works will be prohibited but a temporary bus service will be provided on site to transport pedestrians from one side of the closure to the other.