Closures ahead for Clyde Valley road

Closures ahead
Closures ahead
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Drivers face lengthy diversions this month as stretches of the A72 Clyde Valley road close for resurfacing.

The road will be closed in two phases from the A71 Garrion Bridge to the A73 Steel’s Cross in Lanark from 7am on Tuesday September 6 for up to 11 days.

Sign at the top of Kirkfieldbank Brae warns of first stage of closure

Sign at the top of Kirkfieldbank Brae warns of first stage of closure

Phase 1 will be from September 6 to September 9, through Crossford village.

Phase 2 will be from September 12 to September 16 from the junction of B7018 (Dillarburn Rd) to Nicholson’s Plastic factory.

South Lanarkshire Council says the road will be reopened at weekends and local access to businesses and properties will be maintained at all times, but delays are to be expected.

Diversion routes will be via the A71, A721 and the A73.

Councillor Chris Thompson, the chair of the council’s Enterprise Services Committee, said: “These works are essential to improve the condition of the road at this location.

“Unfortunately it cannot be done without some disruption to road users and we apologise for that.

“We would advise people to avoid the area if at all possible, or if not to try and ensure they allow themselves extra time for their journey.”