Planned Blantyre roadworks to be delayed for a month

A planned closure on a section of Blantyre’s main road through the town has been put back.

The short stretch of Glasgow Road, the A724, near to the centre of the town was set to be shut for four days from next Tuesday, September 7, to Friday, September 10.

However, South Lanarkshire Council has today confirmed the road closure will now take place from Monday, October 18 for four days because of “operational reasons”.

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The work involves the section of the road from Mayberry Place, at St Joseph’s Church, to Station Road and will require a full closure of this section of Glasgow Road.

South Lanarkshire Council’s head of roads and transportation, Colin Park, told Lanarkshire Live : “Resurfacing work on Glasgow Road in Blantyre is being rescheduled for operational reasons.

“The works, which will require the road to be closed between Mayberry Place and Station Road for four days, will now commence on Monday, October 18.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential works.”

The local authority has put a plan to ensure residents and businesses will have access to their premises maintained throughout the period of these works.

Those affected are also being asked to park outside the area of the road closure while work is underway.

However, there will be Traffic Marshals and other site staff on hand to provide advice and assistance during the road works.

A diversion will be in place via B758 Bardykes Road, B758 Hunthill Road, B7012 Main Street, Auchinraith Road and A724 Glasgow Road, Blantyre.

All road users should allow additional time for all journeys which involve the use of A724 Glasgow Road through Blantyre and travel should be planned accordingly.

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