Glasgow Region City Deal will bring over £1 billion investment for the area which covers eight council areas, including South Lanarkshire.
- fund major infrastructure projects
- create thousands of new jobs and help thousands of unemployed people back to work
- improve public transport and connectivity
- drive business innovation and growth and generate billions of pounds of private sector investment
South Lanarkshire's four infrastructure projects total £108 million investment.
Cathkin Relief Road
This new £21m single-carriageway road was officially opened on Friday 24 February 2017. It runs for a mile between Mill Street and Burnside Road. Several road junctions have also been upgraded and existing woodland areas have been complimented by extensive areas of tree and shrub planting.
The entire length of Stewartfield Way will undergo a £62m upgrade, becoming a dual carriageway in both directions. As well as improving traffic flow, the project will also enhance pedestrian crossings and increase the public transport infrastructure.
The widening of Greenhills Road/A726 is a £23m project which will see two sections of road transformed into dual carriageways. Existing junctions will also be improved along with bus infrastructure. An on-road cycle lane will enhance active travel options.
Community Growth Areas
Four community growth areas have been identified in Newton, Hamilton, Larkhall and East Kilbride. This £62m scheme will deliver a number of individual education, transport and community infrastructure projects to enhance the lives of the people living in each of the four areas and beyond.
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