Road delays ahead for Clydesdale drivers

Mauldslie Road'Carluke'19/6/12
Mauldslie Road'Carluke'19/6/12

CLYDESDALE’S long-suffering motorists are to face yet more rush hour disruption with roadworks planned for Mauldslie Road, Carluke, and then the A72 Clyde Valley road undergoing major repairs.

Long detours from Carluke to the Clyde Valley will be necessary from Monday, July 29, for the week until August 2 as Mauldslide Road will be closed by South Lanarkshire Council for essential repairs.

It will be closed between Gasworks Road and Lawhill Road for vital resurfacing.

And the main road link between the Upperward, Lanark and Hamiltion is to be largely closed between September 9 and September 26 to allow £1 million of works to take place.

South Lanarkshire Council has pledged to keep local access open and to suspend works over the weekend to mimimise damage to the valley’s garden centres.

It was with the jobs at these centres and other visitor-reliant businesses in mind that the council delayed the repair work – mostly on the crumbling Sandyholm to Garrion Bridge stretch – until after the main summer tourism season was over.

However, as the road carries the major part of the Lanark to Hamilton commuter traffic, it is certain that many motorists will find the diversions frustrating.

For full details on both sets of roadworks, see this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.