Delays expected as supermarket roadworks start

Waitrose
Waitrose

Motorists are facing delays from next week as work begins to install pedestrian crossings near the site of a new supermarket.

The crossings will be installed on Main Street and Glasgow Road, Milngavie.

Improvement work will 
also be carried out at the nearby Burnbrae roundabout.

A Waitrose store is currently being built on the former site of the West of Scotland Rugby Club and these associated roadworks, being carried out by the main contractor Barr Construction, will begin on Monday, February 16, and continue for six weeks.

The first phase will also see the road leading to and from Homebase widened to form a new lane from the retail park onto the roundabout.

Barr will also begin the 
installation of the Antonine footpath through the woodland connecting Glasgow Road to Main Street.

In order for the works to be carried out in a safe way, a section of the A81 Glasgow Road, between its junctions with the B8030 Main Street at Burnbrae roundabout and the A807 Auchenhowie Road, Milngavie, will be closed from 6am on Monday, February 16, for 12 hours every day until 6pm on Sunday, March 29.

At the same time, from Monday, February 16 to Sunday, March 29, there will be a temporary no waiting restriction on the west side of the B8030 Main Street between the hours of 6am and 6pm.

The site will become the the relocated bus stop for improved public transport access to the store.

Developers Town Centre Securities appointed Barr Construction as main contractors of the Milngavie site, which will be the retailer’s seventh outlet and fourth new-build store in Scotland. The roof will be added to the new store in this month followed by the wall cladding in March.

The new Waitrose will open its doors to customers in the spring of this year.

The supermarket chain claims that it will bring secure, long term employment for about 180 local people, as well as delivering the investment that West of Scotland FC needs to build a new artificial state-of-the-art, all-weather pitch on an area that is currently unused.

Paul Happell, project manager at Barr Construction, said: “We’d like to thank the local community for their patience during construction.

“Residents will soon be able to see their new Waitrose store taking shape.”

The supermarket was granted planning permission in 2013 subject to certain conditions, which included a financial contribution towards the A81 route corridor strategy.

Residents with any comments about this work can call 07966 579 810 to speak to a Barr Construction employee on site.