A726 College Milton

14 May 2021

Road Safety Improvements

ESSENTIAL ROAD SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON THE A726 AT COLLEGE MILTON COMMENCES WEDNESDAY 27 MAY

Essential road safety improvements on the A726 at College Milton are taking place on Thursday 27 May 2021, between the hours of 8pm and 6am and 31 May to 2 June 2021 between the hours of 9.30am to 3pm.

This scheme, forms part of the installation of a controlled pedestrian facility with a value of £50,000, which will benefit road users, crossing the A726 (Queensway) dual carriageway.

The work on 27 May will be carried out under a full night time closure of the A726 from the Queensway at its junction with B761 West Mains Road (McDonalds Roundabout) to B764 Eaglesham Road Junction (KFC Roundabout) to allow resurfacing and new road markings to be installed for the controlled crossing.

Eastbound traffic will be diverted to exit the A726 Queensway and follow the B761 West Mains Road until it reaches the Priestknowe Roundabout where it will join Churchill Avenue. Traffic will proceed through Centre Roundabout and Murray Roundabout where it will be able to re-join the A726 and diversion will end.

Westbound traffic will be diverted to exit the A726 Queensway at the B764 Eaglesham Road and will follow diversion signage on this route for 2km. Traffic will then exit the B764 onto Redwood Drive, Hairmyres and will continue in a northerly direction to join the Glasgow Southern Orbital (A726). From here, traffic will follow signage to re-join the A726/A727 at Phillipshill where diversion will end.

The work between 31 May and 2 June will be carried out during the daytime (9.30am to 3pm) and will consist of a single lane closures of the A726 from the Queensway at its junction with B761 West Mains Road (McDonalds Roundabout) to B764 Eaglesham Road Junction (KFC Roundabout) to allow the new pedestrian crossing equipment to be installed and connected.

Our operatives will follow strict physical distancing and hygiene protocols throughout the programme, in line with the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance.

Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.

We thank road users in advance for their patience while this essential road safety improvements are undertaken.