Wednesday 14 Jul 2021
Vital £800k bridge works set to begin near Newton Station
- Region & Route:
- Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Network Rail’s £800,000 project to repair and repaint three railway bridges near Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, is set to begin next week.
The improvement works are designed to extend the lifespan of the bridges at Newton Station by up to two decades.
Local road users are being advised that the area under the bridges on Station Road will be closed to vehicles from August 2 to December 17 to allow the required steelwork, grit blasting, masonry repairs and painting to be completed in the safest and quickest way to minimise disruption.
Vehicles will be diverted via Westburn Road/ Hamilton Road/ Hallside Boulevard / Village Road and vice versa. Pedestrian access will be maintained on Station Road.
Suzanne McKay, scheme project manager at Network Rail, said: “We’re investing heavily in our infrastructure across Scotland to allow us to continue to run a safe and reliable railway.
“The improvement works we’re carrying out at Newton are essential to extend the lifespan of the bridges for up to two decades.
“Some nightshift work is required to ensure our team can work in the safest way possible without disrupting train services, however, the noisiest element of our project – grit blasting – will be taking place during the day to ensure noise impact is kept to a minimum.
“And while Station Road will be closed for the duration of the works, the diversion route will ensure we can complete these works with minimal disruption and inconvenience to the community.
“We thank the community for their patience while we carry out these vital improvement works.”
If you have any questions about this work, you can contact Network Rail’s 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41. For the latest information and progress updates follow on Twitter @NetworkRailScot.
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