New roundabout to boost Bellshill
Finished scheme will improve traffic flow
Work has begun on a new roundabout at the junctions of Hamilton Road with Farmgate Square and Queens Crescent in Bellshill.
It's part of our Bellshill Town Centre Action Plan, and aims to improve traffic management in and around the town centre.
When it is complete the roundabout will help slow the speed of vehicles along Hamilton Road, as well as improving access to the residential areas north and south of this main road.
Throughout the work, which will last until 4 May, parts of Farmgate Square, Mansfield Road and Queens Crescent will be closed. Diversions will be in place via Hamilton Road, Orbiston Road, Crofthead Crescent, Caledonian Avenue and Blackmoss Drive. Access to the Sir John Mann Centre will be maintained.
Letters have been distributed to residents in the surrounding area by contractors Amey Public Services explaining the timescales and traffic diversions during the construction work.
The project will be carried out in a number of phases until May:
- Farmgate Square Mid February 2012 - Late April 2012
- Queens Crescent Mid February 2012 - Mid April 2012
- Hamilton Road South side Late March 2012 - Mid April 2012
- Hamilton Road North side Mid April 2012 - Early May 2012
- Farmgate Square(at Sir John Mann access) Early May 2012
We appreciate this work will cause disruption while the construction works are ongoing but we would ask drivers to be patient and follow the local diversions.
The completed project work will complement the £6.5 million investment we have already made in Bellshill town centre, which includes improving the shopping area with new paving, seating and lighting and creating a new public space at James Dempsey Way.
It's all about helping to boost the local economy and encourage more people to shop in and visit the town.