Lanark traders are up in arms about the latest works on the main road
into the town, claiming they could badly damage the High Street’s
vital Christmas trade.
Scottish Water plan to run a one-way traffic system on stretches of
the A73, the main route between Lanark and Carluke, from September 30
right through to the New Year, while pipe upgrading takes place.
Traffic has already been held up on the road this month by Scottish
Power cabling works and one Lanark councillor, Catherine McClymont,
has appealed to the water company to delay its work “to give the
drivers at least a bit of a break from hold-ups.”
In the meantime members of the Lanark Business Group have asked the
town’s Community Council to take up their case with the
company,fearing the potential damage it will do to trade during the
Christmas shopping period, warning some shops could close if customers
can’t get into Lanark easily.
Tell us what you think: should the work be delayed? Does Scottish water have a choice?