Funded as one of the first Glasgow City Region City Deal infrastructure projects, the £18.6m Cathkin Relief Road opened on Friday 24th February 2017.
Delivered by Land Engineering on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council, the single-carriageway road runs for a mile between Mill Street and Burnside Road. In addition to the new 7.3m wide carriageway there is a 2m wide footway on the south side and a 3m wide combined cycleway/footway on the north side.
Cathkin Relief Road showing location of SuDS swales and basins
The road also includes a number of SuDS elements - swales and basins - to manage surface water runoff in a sustainable way, along with extensive areas of tree and woodland shrub planted, hedges and hedgerow trees planted and areas of wildflower meadow seeded to supplement the existing woodland areas which were retained.
The road will improve connectivity, reduce congestion at peak times, improve public transport reliability and integration and reduce traffic impacts on neighbouring residential type roads as part of SLC's objective of enhancing the local and strategic road network.
For further information, visit the South Lanarkshire Council website - www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/press/article/1720/first_major_transport_project_of_city_deal
(Summer 2017 Newsletter)