Three weeks of roadworks in Carnwath

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Drivers in Clydesdale are bracing themselves for three weeks of major disruption and diversions with the closure of Carnwath Main Street for what South Lanarkshire Council states are “essential” repairs.

The road will be closed from 7pm on Friday, August 31 until 8pm on Thursday, September 20.

A council spokesman said this week: “Roads personnel have been in contact with residents and businesses in the area who are affected by the works.

“An alternative route, which will be clearly signposted, will be via A721, A702, A73, and A70.”

Added the chair of the council’s community and enterprise resources committee, Councillor John Anderson: “These works are essential to improve the road surface 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.”

The way the road closure is being timetabled has already been criticised by Carnwath Community Council; in a bulletin this week it spoke of “everybody running around at the last-minute organising road signs, school buses, local buses, bin collections etc.”