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Relief Road Opens In November


26/03/16


The first cars are expected on the controversial Cathkin Relief Road in November.

Work is expected to be completed before winter as the contractor building the £21million road prepares to go on site.

Land Engineering will hold a public information event on Wednesday, March 30, ahead of construction work starting on April 4.


South Lanarkshire Council have already cleared much of the route, leaving local residents opposed to the plan furious.

Newsletters have been distributed across the local community and a website has gone online at www.landengineering.co.uk/Cathkin.


The public event will take place from noon to 8pm at St Mark’s Church Hall in Fernhill Road.

Joe Mclaughlin, senior project manager, said: “We will be engaging with local residents and all other interested stakeholders throughout our delivery of the project.

“We encourage all those interested to attend the forthcoming public information event, where further information will be available and the project team from Land Engineering will be on hand to answer questions on the management and delivery of the contract”.

Residents will be able to view display panels on the project as well as timelines.

Representatives from both Land Engineering and South Lanarkshire Council will answer questions.


The project has created controversy, with residents living along the route mounting a vigorous campaign against it.

Alan Mclennan, of the opposition group, said he and other members met the project manager three weeks ago.

He also raised concerns about children in Fernhill getting to school, saying: “I think the problem for Fernhill children going to school will be when the work starts and the whole site is fenced off, with no public access allowed for health and safety reasons.

“These children will have to take a long route to get to school.”