Business case for controversial East Kilbride dualling project being reviewed say SLC

The business case for the dualling Stewartfield Way in East Kilbride is being “reviewed and updated” say South Lanarkshire Council.

We revealed in July that SLC had begun work on the business case for the controversial part-dualling of Stewartfield Way.

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Plans to dual the entire road were scrapped with the local authority doing a U-turn following a heated public consultation into the £62m City Deal proposals.

The preferred option following the consultation is only dualling the section between the James Hamilton Heritage Loch junction (at the eastern end of Stewartfield Crescent) eastwards to the Kingsgate/roundabout.

Proposals to introduce a new roundabout at the Playsport access and to widen the existing dual carriageway between Kingsgate and Mavor Avenue roundabout are being retained.

And now the business plan is expected to go before elected members next year.

The council previously said it would be taking the pandemic into account in developing the business case with an “active travel and public transport” forming an important element of the project as it develops.

Gordon Mackay, head of roads and transportation at South Lanarkshire Council, said: “Following the public consultation late last year and using the findings from it, the strategic business case for the project is currently being reviewed and updated.

“It will be reported to the Council’s Executive Committee in the early part of 2021.”

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