Motorists facing two months of disruption

boclair house
boclair house

Residents are bracing themselves for two months of travel disruption with roadworks on Boclair Road set to start on Monday.

Developers of Boclair House, Westpoint Homes, will be widening the road to the east of its junction with Milngavie Road.

The move was given the green light by East Dunbartonshire Council .

The road is scheduled to return to normal use by November 30.

However, while works are ongoing, the route will be closed off between the traffic lights and western entrance to Boclair Crescent.

Access will be restricted to construction vehicles and those wishing to access properties adjacent to the closed section of the road.

Grace Irvine, director of East Dunbartonshire Council’s neighbourhood services, said: “Planning consent has been granted for a new housing development within the grounds of the former Boclair House in Bearsden.

“A contractor requires to widen Boclair Road to the east of its junction with the A81 Milngavie Road, to allow a new vehicular access, a right-hand-turn storage lane and pedestrian crossing points to be created on Boclair Road.

“In addition, utility diversions will be required at the new access to serve the housing development.

“In order for the works to be carried out in a safe manner, a section of Boclair Road will be closed until November 30. In addition, advance warning signs have been erected on-street and information highlighted via social media.”

Westpoint Homes — the firm responsible for the works at Boclair House — say they have issued letters to affected residents.

Several alternate routes have been put in place such as travelling north along Milngavie Road before turning right onto Auchenhowie Road and to the south via the Canniesburn Toll, Bearsden.