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Junction improvements for Bothwell Road

Published Monday, 04 March 2019

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Junction improvements on Hamilton’s Bothwell Road are set to improve safety and traffic flow.

We are changing the layout at the busy Caird Street junction to reduce the number of accidents involving turning vehicles and to improve the capacity of the junction.

The changes will see a new right turn lane introduced for traffic heading south on Bothwell Road and turning into Caird Street and for traffic turning right onto Bothwell Road out of Caird Street.

The works are expected to be completed at an estimated cost of just over £500,000.

South Lanarkshire Council Head of Roads and Transportation Gordon Mackay said: “There will be some disruption during the period of these works however they are essential improvements which will deliver tangible benefits for safety and traffic flows.”

“We expect the works to take up to 45 days however we will make every effort to complete them early should that be possible.”

Meanwhile new traffic signals are being installed further along Bothwell Road to improve safety at the junction with the industrial park access road (by Booker Wholesale) – this work is being carried out outwith peak traffic times and should be completed this month. These estimated project costs for this alteration is approximately £300,000.