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Roadworks Scheduled For Hamilton At Townhead Street And Low Patrick Street


Major improvements costing around £300,000 are to be made at the junction of Townhead Street and Low Patrick Street in Hamilton.

The works will include the introduction of a new left-turn slip lane in the direction of Hamilton town centre. There is currently a left-turn slip lane in the opposite direction (towards Larkhall).

Weather conditions over the past few weeks have meant that the start date for the works has been put back – they will now take place from Sunday, February 1, and last until Sunday, March 15.

Existing traffic lanes will be in use throughout the works from Monday until Friday. A temporary order will be in place prohibiting traffic from turning right from Stanacre Park. Traffic exiting Stanacre Park will need to turn left towards Larkhall and then use the mini roundabout at the junction with Miller Street.

Pedestrian diversions plus possible delays for drivers when £300,000 work begins on Sunday, February 1, lasting until Sunday, March 15.

It is intended to have no work taking place on Saturdays, but on Sundays there will be lane closures to allow the installation of ducts in road crossings and surfacing. Significant delays are likely when the lane closures are in place.

The existing pedestrian crossing on Townhead Street will be closed for the duration of the works. Pedestrian diversions will be in place.

Chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s Enterprise Services Committee, Councillor Chris Thompson, said: “We apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause.

“However, we anticipate they will greatly improve the flow of traffic at what is one of Hamilton’s busiest junctions.

“Our engineers have investigated the best way to carry out the works but, on such a busy route, no solution is free of disruption.

“Despite that, we are confident the scheme we have come up with is the quickest and most efficient method.

“I would ask that people take note of the scheme and try to avoid the area if possible during the works.”