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Re: Current State of the Roads in East Renfrewshire 6 months, 3 weeks ago #73

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By Drew Sandelands Local Democracy Reporter

Roads set to be resurfaced in East Renfrewshire revealed

A LIST of roads that are set to be resurfaced over the next year have been revealed by East Renfrewshire Council.

Council chiefs are being asked to give the green light to a programme of work for 2020/21 when they meet next Thursday.

It follows an additional £15million investment in roads infrastructure over five years, which was agreed in February 2019.

Most of this year’s £3m allocation has been directed towards unclassified roads which “require significant works”.

There has been a delay in the delivery of the programme due to restrictions on the construction industry as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Any slippage will be carried forward to 2021/22.

East Renfrewshire Council is ranked in first place for the condition of A-class roads but data for unclassified roads, which make up around 80 per cent of the area’s network, shows almost 40 per cent should be considered for maintenance.

“It is clear that the considerable achievements on the classified network are being overshadowed by the figures for the unclassified network,” a council report states.

Carriageway resurfacing is planned on the C3 along

Neilston Road, Uplawmoor,

on Broomfield Avenue, Newton Mearns (Castleton Drive to Cul-de-sac), and

at Kilpatrick Gardens, Clarkston (Fereneze Avenue to Ailsa Drive).

Work would also be carried out

on Woodvale Avenue, Clarkston,

Broomvale Drive, Newton Mearns,

Doune Crescent, Newton Mearns,

Greenwood Road, Clarkston (Buccleuch Avenue to Richmond), and

Cathkin Drive, Clarkston.

The list includes

Church Road, Giffnock,

Station Brae, Neilston,

Alloway Drive, Newton Mearns,

Turnberry Drive, Newton Mearns,

the C9 Humbie Road at Floors Road, Newton Mearns,

and the C9 at Eaglesham Road (Maple Avenue to Beech Avenue), Newton Mearns.

Crossmill Avenue and Waulkmill Avenue, Barrhead, have been identified,

as have Meadowhill, Teawell, Warnock Road and Beech Avenue (Shaw Road to Beech Crescent), in Newton Mearns.

Alexander Terrace,

Mafeking Terrace and Millview Terrace, in Neilston,

and Elliot Avenue and Struan Avenue, in Giffnock, are included.

Other roads to be resurfaced are

Orchy Drive/Orchy Gardens, Clarkston,

Kinfauns Drive and Kinloch Road, Newton Mearns,

Cruachan Way/Cruachan Drive, Barrhead,

Oakbank Drive, Barrhead, and

Douglas Drive, Newton Mearns.

The council previously approved several schemes in February this year.

These are A77 Fenwick Road, Giffnock (Morrisons to Duelled Section),

B677 Clarkston Road, Clarkston (Randolph Drive to Nethercliffe Avenue),

C2 Kingston Road, Neilston (Glen Shee Avenue Southwards),

A736 Levern Road (Glasgow Road), Barrhead (Cemetery to Hurlet),

A736 Lochlibo Road, Barrhead (Lochlibo Terrace to Donnies Brae),

and B776 Rowbank Road (B775 Gleniffer Road to A736 Lochlibo Road).

Re: Current State of the Roads in East Renfrewshire 6 months, 2 weeks ago #74

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TO: Councillors T Buchanan (Chair); C Bamforth; D Devlin; A Lafferty; C Merrick; and P O’Kane.

A meeting of the Cabinet will be held on

Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 10.00am.

Agenda Item 11

13 August 2020
Report by Director of Environment

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Re: Current State of the Roads in East Renfrewshire 6 months, 1 week ago #75

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Barrhead ‘stuck in slow lane’ as road repairs plan gets green light

By Norman Silvester

COUNCIL bosses have been accused of giving preferential treatment to East Renfrewshire’s affluent suburbs when carrying out vital road repairs.

As revealed by the Barrhead News earlier this month, the local authority is planning an additional £3million programme of improvements to the area’s potholed streets and pavements.

It follows a £15m five-year spend on road repairs announced in February last year.

However, Councillor Paul Aitken has said the proposed repair work is “far more extensive” in the upmarket suburbs of Newton Mearns, Clarkston and Giffnock than in Barrhead.

He has accused council officials of being biased against Barrhead in favour of its upmarket neighbours.

Councillor Aitken, who represents Barrhead, Liboside and Uplawmoor as an Independent, said: “Of the £3million allocated to resurfacing roads in East Renfrewshire, I am obviously very pleased that works are taking place at Crossmill Avenue and Waulkmill Avenue in Barrhead.

“These roads next to Carlibar Primary have been neglected for some time.

“However, I see that the Barrhead works represent only a small fraction of the works being carried out.

“The roadworks are far more extensive in Newton Mearns and Clarkston.

“I would call upon the council’s head of roads to explain the prejudice against Barrhead.”

Other routes to be resurfaced in Barrhead include Cruachan Way, Cruachan Drive, Oakbank Drive and the A736 Levern and Lochlibo Roads.

However, repair work is also due to be carried out across Newton Mearns, Clarkston and Giffnock, including Castleton Drive, Greenwood Road, Kilpatrick Gardens, Woodvale Avenue and Church Road.

One Barrhead local, who asked to be named, said: “There seems to be a lot more roads in affluent areas like Newton Mearns and Clarkston that are having money spent on them compared to Barrhead.

“There’s long been a feeling in the town that East Renfrewshire Council favours the so-called ‘posh suburbs’ when it comes to road repairs.

“It’s said that people in these areas pay a lot in council tax but so do we in Barrhead.

“It’s not as if we’re getting something for nothing.”

The original £15m repair programme was delayed due to restrictions on the construction industry posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

East Renfrewshire Council has said most of the £3m repair funding is to be spent on unclassified roads which need “significant works.”

A spokeswoman added: “As in previous years, the council has taken a number of factors into consideration when prioritising road maintenance.

“These include the condition of the road or pavements and its usage, feedback received from the public and the geographical spread.

“We do not prioritise any specific town or village.”

Re: Current State of the Roads in East Renfrewshire 1 month, 1 week ago #76

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4 way stop at Eastwoodmains Rd with temporary traffic lights.

No workers working.

The excuse must either be because it is the weekend or it is raining.

An abandoned open hole in the road.

Pedestrians forced to walk on the road next to passing cars.

Traffic backed up past the BP garage on one side and the Tennis club on the other.

All the idling traffic with unnecessary pollution.

A sub-contractor who does not care at all and a local authority that will approve the work to go ahead but refuse to hold them to account for the bad practice.

This is a scene now very common in East Renfrewshire.

The result of a company sticking their fingers up at the public and a council shrugging their shoulders failing to oversee the speed and efficiency of the work to minimise inconvenience.

We must have a council that holds this kind of bad practice to account.

In order for that to happen we must have a council controlled by Independent elected members.

Its that simple.

Re: Current State of the Roads in East Renfrewshire 1 month, 1 week ago #77

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I am happy to report that a barricaded exclusion zone for pedestrians has been set up around the open hole being worked on at Eastwoodmains Rd at Williamwood Station.

This should have been set up from the outset of the job commencing 5 days ago.

It's unfortunate that it takes publicising the health and safety violation with pictures on social media in order to get the council and contractor to uphold their legal responsibilities to ensure safety.

We must have more proactive oversight in East Renfrewshire.


- A safe alternate route should be established along with a set of temporary pedestrian lights incorporated into setup to replace the one that has been de-activated.

- What about all the other poor repairs.. and extreme road conditions reported but not fixed.. the road over the orbital at mearns, the a77, mearns road ect. Terrible

- Any idea how long it’s going to be there? Still haven’t seen anyone working on it!

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That's the answer I am waiting on. These unmanned holes/cash cows for traffic management companies are doing my head in. I know how it works in this sector. String it out as long as possible by opening the hole and then leaving it until the public get to boiling point and then complete to create a sense of relief that the public then forget about the initial problem shortly thereafter. It's all perfectly planned for maximum £££.

- oh, have at it. Can’t wait to hear what you find out.

- Is this planned maintenance or reactive maintenance due to a fault in the utility that's been dug up?

- what about the sinking manhole cover broken road surface on other side of road Also lack of warning signs at Clarkston for the hold ups on Eastwoodmains

Re: Current State of the Roads in East Renfrewshire 2 weeks, 4 days ago #78

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An account of the state of the road at The Oval in Stamperland posted by a resident.

This road has been neglected for decades now and this is the result.

I have highlighted it numerous times but the council were too busy spending £237,000 on resurfacing of the council HQ car park in Giffnock and £250,000 on virtual reality headsets for primary schools.

Two vanity projects.

The standard of basic provision for well maintained roads at this council is deplorable.

I will be reporting on this matter to the Director of Environment.

If you vote for party candidates that control the council you will get this as a result.

Vote for Independent candidates in May of 2022 to take control and get the council you really need and deserve.
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