Motorists face more hold-ups

AUCHENHOWIE ROUNDABOUT ROADWORKS, TAIL BACK AT DOBBIES GARDEN CENTRE'EM'25/7/11
AUCHENHOWIE ROUNDABOUT ROADWORKS, TAIL BACK AT DOBBIES GARDEN CENTRE'EM'25/7/11

DRIVERS in Bearsden and Milngavie were suffering a double dose of road misery this week as it was announced that the completion of the new Langfaulds Roundabout will take longer than expected.

Work on the junction at Duntocher at Baljaffray roads has been held up - meaning a delay-causing three-way traffic light system will remain in place for at least another month.

The announcement came as Auchenhowie Road in Milngavie was closed for a week-long resurfacing project.

Drainage

Workers are now trying to get work on the Langfaulds Roundabout finished by mid-August - just before the schools return and traffic volumes increase.

The project has been held up because of drainage problems and complications relating to underground power cables.

David Devine, East Dunbartonshire Council’s head of roads and neighbourhood services, said: “Unfortunately when constructing roads unforeseen issues can arise. The drainage problems encountered required the contractor to carry out additional excavations and complications concerning utility works have taken up time.

“I’d like to apologise to drivers in Milngavie and Bearsden for the delays caused and to assure motorists that everything is being done in meeting the revised mid-August completion date.

“In the meantime three way temporary traffic signals will remain in operation on Duntocher Road at its junction with Baljaffray Road and these are manually controlled between 7am-7pm every day to ease traffic flow, although regrettably delays at peak times are still likely and drivers should consider taking an alternative route where possible.”

The work on Auchenhowie Road, where diversions and three way traffic signals at the Allander Toll Roundabout have been in place all week, was due to be completed on Friday.

Mr Devine added: “Although these works cause some delays, they have been timed to coincide with the school holiday period when there is considerably less traffic around.

“The resurfacing works will improve the condition of these well used routes and represent an investment of £100k. I apologise but I hope drivers will appreciate the results.”