More traffic woes for southside commuters

Nithsdale Road Bridge
Nithsdale Road Bridge

Scotland TranServ, working on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out the final phase of works on the Nithsdale Road Bridge over the M77.

The bridge, which is located west of Bellahouston Park, next to Dumbreck Rail Station will see work commencing February 14.

This final phase of the £120,000 project will be carried out to improve the quality of the road surface, waterproof the bridge deck and carry out concrete repairs and joint replacement.

A spokesman said: “We are doing everything we can to minimise disruption. The safety of operatives and road users is of the utmost importance therefore works will be carried out under a series of closures and a local diversion will be implemented during this time.”

The closures are expected on the following dates:

Sunday 14 February – overnight total closure from 8pm to 6am

Sunday 28 February – overnight total closure from 8pm to 6am

Sunday 6 March – overnight total closure from 8pm to 6am

Out with these closure dates traffic lights will be implemented 24hrs beginning Monday, February 15 to Monday, March 7.

Gordon Wilson, contract director for Scotland TranServ said:

“It is essential that we carry out this scheme to improve Nithsdale Road Bridge; benefiting local residents and motorists for years to come.

“We have done everything we can to plan these works in order to minimise disruption to local residents and the travelling public, however I would urge motorists to leave plenty of time for their journeys.”

Motorists can keep up to date with real time traffic information by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or following @Traffic Scotland on Twitter.  Advanced warning signs will also be in place on the approach to inform motorists that roadworks are taking place.

Diversion:

EASTBOUND TRAFFIC

CLOSURE OF NITHSDALE ROAD

DIVERTED TRAFFIC TO CONTINUE ALONG DUMBRECK ROAD TO THE JUNCTION WITH ST. ANDREW’S DRIVE

TAKE LEFT TURN ONTO ST. ANDREWS DRIVE

TAKE LEFT TURN ONTO NITHSDALE ROAD.

LOCAL ACCESS FOR TRAFFIC ON NITHSDALE ROAD

WESTBOUND TRAFFIC

DIVERT TRAFFIC AT THE JUNCTION WITH ST. ANDREWS DRIVE AND NITHSDALE ROAD

LOCAL ACCESS ONLY TO WESTBOUND NITHSDALE ROAD

WESTBOUND DIVERTED TRAFFIC SHALL CONTINUE SOUTH ON ST. ANDREW’S DRIVE

TAKE RIGHT TURN AT JUNCTION WITH DUMBRECK ROAD TO ACCESS M8 JUNCTION 23

TAKE RIGHT TURN FOR LOCAL ACCESS TO NITHSDALE ROAD