Delays expected during improvements

ROAD works aimed at improving parking for residents, reducing congestion and providing a new pavement for pedestrians on Hunter Road in Milngavie began this week.

It is anticipated the scheduled works will be complete by mid summer and motorists and bus passengers are being advised that there may be delays as a result, particularly at rush hour times.

The improvements will include parking lay-bys down the east side of Hunter Road from Castlemains Road to the roundabout on Craigdhu Road and a new footway on the west side of the road. The project will cost around £185,000 and is being partially funded by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).

SPT chief executive Gordon Maclennan said: “I’m delighted that SPT is able to provide funding for improvements that will make a big difference to road users and residents in the Hunter Road area.

“The new parking lay-bys will help improve traffic flow and therefore reduce local congestion not just for car drivers, but public transport too.

“SPT is working closely with the East Dunbartonshire Council to deliver key projects like this and I hope those living and working in the area are understanding while these much-needed road improvement works are completed.”

David Devine, head of roads and neighbourhood services, said: “These improvements to Hunter Road will make a big difference to residents who live in and around the area and I am delighted that we are working in partnership with SPT to bring about these much needed changes.

“I would ask commuters to be patient and leave extra time for their journeys whilst the work is being carried out.”