Drainage, access and pavement resurfacing projects planned

Date: 
Thursday, 24 February, 2022


A £1 million plan of action to improve drainage, access, paths and pavements across East Dunbartonshire has been unveiled.Joint Leaders with gully maintenance machine

Projects will take place in Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Milton of Campsie, Milngavie and Torrance.

It follows the Council's decision in November 2021 to allocate an additional £1 million in capital funding for drainage works, path improvements and pavement resurfacing.

You can view a full list of all 40 projects, including a new pedestrian crossing in Bishopbriggs, below.

Councillor Andrew Polson, Joint Leader of the Council, said, "This is fantastic news for East Dunbartonshire. I'm delighted that we were able to allocate additional capital resources, which are going to be put to such excellent use - improving drainage, access and pavements across the area. Projects have also been identified for the future. Work will continue to investigate how these can be funded and delivered."

Councillor Vaughan Moody, Joint Leader of the Council, added, "Not only will this £1 million investment be good for access and helping people to keep active, it will also be beneficial for the environment - improving our resilience against severe weather events and climate change issues. Rest assured, we will continue in our efforts to secure support for future initiatives to improve East Dunbartonshire, as well as using our own resources."

The aim is for works to take place in 2022/23.

Projects are grouped within three categories - drainage, access and resurfacing:

  • The drainage projects were identified following the major weather event in August 2021 when 65 locations were flooded. The sites selected were highlighted for direct intervention.
  • Access projects were chosen via various sources that included the most recent active travel consultation and officers' knowledge of local issues.
  • Pavement resurfacing locations were inspected and prioritised using the Council's Roads Inspection and Maintenance Policy to identify locations.

Already established core capital programmes will continue in parallel with the additional projects. There is a separate, ongoing core programme for road resurfacing.

Pictured above, Joint Council Leaders Andrew Polson (left) and Vaughan Moody with a gully maintenance vehicle.

 

Drainage

Access

Resurfacing

Total

Number of projects

17

9

14

40

 

Drainage Projects

Area

Location

Action

Bearsden

Greenhead Road

Replacement of gullies

Bearsden

Thomson Drive

Further CCTV investigation required with possible work to remove roots and upgrade gullies

Bearsden

Campsie Drive

Replacement of gullies

Bearsden

Roman Avenue

Update and add to existing infrastructure

Bishopbriggs

Etive Crescent

Replacement of gullies

Bishopbriggs

Inverary Drive

Replacement of gullies

Bishopbriggs

Stirling Drive

Replacement of gullies

Bishopbriggs

Hillside Drive

Replacement of gullies

Kirkintilloch

Townhead

Upgrade carrier pipe

Kirkintilloch

Beaufort Gardens

Drainage upgrade and repair

Lenzie

Garngaber Court

Replacement of gullies

Lenzie

Millersneuk Court

Replacement of gullies

Lenzie

Victoria Road

Replacement of gullies

Milton of Campsie

Campsie Road

Upgrade carrier pipe

Milngavie

Ashburn Road

Replacement of gullies

Torrance

Balmore Road (Hillpark and Hayway Cottage)

Drainage upgrade at two locations

Torrance

Maitland Drive

Drainage upgrade, replace gully and raise kerb

 

Access Projects

Area

Location

Action

Bearsden

Craigdhu Path - east of A81 connecting to Allander Leisure Centre

Path resurfacing

Bearsden

Path between Rannoch Drive and Kinnaird Crescent

Path resurfacing

Bearsden

Heather Avenue to Cromarty Crescent (next to Mosshead Primary)

Path resurfacing

Bishopbriggs

Path between Carnoustie Crescent and Angus Avenue

Path widening

Bishopbriggs

Angus Avenue

New pedestrian crossing at Careston Place

Kirkintilloch

Luggie Park

Park path improvement to correct long-standing drainage issue near skate park

Milngavie

Falloch Road to Hunter Road at Clober Primary School

Path resurfacing

Milngavie

Barloch Moor

Park path improvements to enhance connections

Milngavie

Mains Park

Park path improvements to enhance access and links to play area, Clober Primary and various residential areas

 

Footway Resurfacing Projects

Area

Location

Action

Bearsden

Maxwell Avenue

Footway resurfacing

Bearsden

Killermont Road

Footway resurfacing

Bearsden

Milngavie Road (west side near Mosshead Road)

Footway resurfacing

Bearsden

Ravelston Road

Footway resurfacing

Bishopbriggs

Allander Gardens

Footway resurfacing

Bishopbriggs

Teviot Avenue

Footway resurfacing

Bishopbriggs

Cander Rigg

Footway resurfacing

Bishopbriggs

Springfield Square (at western end)

Footway resurfacing

Kirkintilloch

Briar Road

Footway resurfacing

Kirkintilloch

Alexandra Place

Footway resurfacing

Milngavie

Dougalston Avenue

Footway resurfacing

Milngavie

Drumcarn Drive

Footway resurfacing

Torrance

School Road

Footway resurfacing

Torrance

Moray Drive

Footway resurfacing

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