Phase 4 of Bishopbriggs Relief Road is now open to traffic – paving the way to reduced journey times and improved air quality.
The project overcame a series of challenges, particularly delays as a result of upgrades to the busy Edinburgh-Glasgow rail line and the associated relocation of utility services near the rail line, which were outwith the Council’s control.
The project includes:
- A new bridge over the main Edinburgh-Glasgow rail line
- A new two-lane road between Wester Cleddens Roundabout and a new roundabout
- Wester Way – a dedicated walking/cycling route on the route of the old Westerhill Road.
Councillor Billy Hendry, Convener of Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets, said, “I am delighted that Phase 4 of the Relief Road is now open to traffic. It will be a massive boost for people driving in Bishopbriggs – improving traffic flow throughout the area – and also for local businesses, particularly Strathkelvin Retail Park.
“Once again, on behalf of the Council and everyone involved with the project I want to pay tribute to residents and businesses in Bishopbriggs who have showed extraordinary patience during this lengthy project and the delays which were beyond the Council’s control.
“The new road and active travel corridor will help to reduce congestion, support businesses, improve air quality and encourage people of all ages to consider active travel.”
Pictured are Shaun Grant (Construction Manager, Morrison Construction), Ryan Hutchison (Project Manager, AECOM), Cllr Billy Hendry (Convener of Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets), Cllr Gary Pews and Gavin MacLeay (Project Manager, Morrison Construction).