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Overnight closures announced for Maidenhill roadworks

The team delivering the works to improve road access to the growing East Renfrewshire community at Maidenhill has confirmed dates for upcoming overnight closures.

The programme of works, being carried out by Luddon Construction on the A726 Glasgow Southern Orbital (GSO), began mid-August and includes some resurfacing work.

To allow the resurfacing to be completed, overnight closure of the eastbound carriageway of the GSO between Maidenhill and Mearnskirk Junctions will be in place from 8pm to 6am over a period of six nights – starting on Monday 18th October.

A signed diversion route will be in place to minimise the impact on road users. As resurfacing work is weather dependent, dates and times may be subject to change at short notice, but will be sign-posted as far in advance as possible.

The significant road improvement works, which are being funded and delivered via Taylor Wimpey, will allow for a new access road into the development, as required by the original planning approval granted by East Renfrewshire Council for the new community.

Providing an additional direct entry to the development, the new road – once completed – will improve access to Maidenhill for residents, visitors, contractors and pupils of Maidenhill Primary School.

Alison Henderson, Special Projects Manager at Maidenhill, said: “The overnight closure, which is scheduled to run from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th October will allow for essential resurfacing works to be completed whilst keeping any delays or disruptions to a minimum for drivers using the GSO.

“Diversion routes will be well sign-posted and, should we have to make any changes as a result of the weather, we will announce this as far in advance as possible.

“These vital works are progressing well and are on track for completion within our projected six-month timeframe, and will deliver fantastic benefits to residents, visitors and school pupils within Maidenhill as the community continues to develop and grow.”

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