New road data heightens fears about Overburns Farm quarry

clyde view of overburns
clyde view of overburns

New data has revealed that the road which could carry dozens of lorries from the proposed Overburns Farm quarry has on average one accident almost every fortnight.

The information, received by the Clyde River Action Group (CRAG) following a Freedom of Information request, shows the accident numbers between Biggar and M74 on the A702 in the past 10 years.

The strech of road, which is approximately 11 miles long, has seen 204 reported incidents in the past decade.

On average there are around 20 incidents per year, which is nearly one every fortnight. In those, there have been 60 people injured and five deaths.

David Wilson, from CRAG, said: “These are only incidents in which people have been injured. There have also been dozens of crashes on this road as well.”

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