Roundabout works will disrupt traffic

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Drivers travelling between Bellshill and Viewpark are being warned to find an alternative route when Bellziehill Roundabout’s junction with Old Edinburgh Road is closed for a week to allow for resurfacing work.

Amey, in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, will begin a £126,000 project on Saturday, November 19, to resurface more than 6,000m² of Old Edinburgh Road between Philip Murray Road and Bellziehill Roundabout.

Work will be carried out seven days a week to ensure it can be completed in the shortest timeframe and reduce disruption, and weather permitting is expected to be completed a week later on Saturday, November 26.

In addition to the Bellziehill Roundabout junction, the junction with Melford Road, leading to Righead Industrial Estate, will also be closed to protect Amey’s frontline workers from traffic.

Gordon Wilson, account director for Amey Public Services LLP, said: “It is essential that motorists understand that where there are roadworks there are road workers.

“Drivers should be aware that reduced speed limits will be in place to help ensure the safety of not only the Amey operatives, but also themselves and other road users.

“Extra caution should also be exercised near works access points as there may be vehicles entering or exiting the site.”

Diversions will be in place with drivers wishing to access Old Edinburgh Road asked to use New Edinburgh Road and Holmbrae Road, while those looking for access to the industrial estate should turn right at Bellziehill Roundabout onto Gartcosh Walk and then travel along Belgrave Street to cross over Bellshill Road, connecting with James Street.

Mr Wilson added: “This £126,000 investment is crucial to maintaining the structural integrity and safety of this key commuter route and help ensure a smooth, enjoyable driving experience not only for residents, but also for visitors to the area.

“We understand that roadworks can be frustrating, particularly on key commuter routes and we regret any inconvenience caused by these vital works.

“However, I hope regular road users will appreciate the long term benefits that this short-term disruption will bring.”