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Traffic signal upgrade for town centre

Published Friday, 06 January 2017

A major project of traffic signal improvements and upgrades in Hamilton town centre continues next week.

The second phase of a £640K project to improve traffic flow through one of the busiest corridors in the town will include improvements to the following locations:

  • Brandon Street/Leechlee Road (pedestrian crossings)
  • Leechlee Road/Lamb Street
  • Leechlee Road/Chapel Street
  • Leechlee Road/Cadzow Street (pedestrian crossing)

Work is scheduled to start on Monday 9 January.

To reduce disruption for road users and businesses in the area, construction works will not take place on Saturdays during January and February and will, as far as possible, be limited to lane closures throughout the working week, avoiding peak periods.

It may be necessary as work progresses to close small sections of road but these will be well highlighted with signed diversions in place which will be suitable for all traffic. 

During the final element of the works, which are expected to take place in March, temporary lights will be in place to allow the removal of the old signals.

Councillor Chris Thompson, the chair of the Enterprise Services Committee, said: “Whilst the council understands the inevitable inconvenience that these essential works could cause, we will make every effort to complete them as quickly as is practical.

“We would urge all road-users to allow additional time for any journeys that involve town centre roads during this time, and plan their routes accordingly.

“The council apologises for any inconvenience but would stress that these works are necessary to improve traffic flow through the town centre.”