Boost for commuters as the diggers move in

Work begins in St Vincent Place
Work begins in St Vincent Place

WORK started this week on the new park and ride facilities in Motherwell.

Last month North Lanarkshire Council awarded Crummock (Scotland) Ltd a £167,783 contract to build the 62 space car park in St Vincent Place, while MacLay Civil Engineering made a successful £330,000 bid to take forward the Elm Street car park which will have 126 spaces.

Both are being funded by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) in order to provide better parking facilities for commuters using Motherwell Station, while freeing up spaces elsewhere in the town centre.

The council’s head of roads and transportation Graham MacKay said: “In Motherwell, commuters are parking in the town centre car parks and the introduction of two new park and ride car parks should free up badly needed spaces for shoppers which, we hope, will help increase footfall and improve the local economy in the town centre.”

The work is expected to be completed by early summer.

Full story in April 25 edition of Times & Speaker