Work starts on £2.6 million link road

Project opens up development around Glenboig

June 2017

Construction work has begun on the new £2.6 million Glenboig link road, our first Glasgow City Region City Deal infrastructure project.

The project will see the road, a roundabout and SUDS basin built between Glenboig Road and Gartcosh Business Park, new cycle paths, footways and lighting, and an extension to Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve. Works to upgrade existing roads within Gartcosh Business Park, to connect the new link road to Junction 2A of the M73 have recently been completed.

The link road is a key element of the Gartcosh/Glenboig Community Growth Area (CGA), which will make land and infrastructure available for up to 3,030 new houses over the next 20 years and attract new investment to Gartcosh Business Park and other locations.

Construction is expected to take 34 weeks and the work is being carried out by Interserve, the international support services and construction group.

"The link road will open up a new long-term future for the communities of Gartcosh and Glenboig," said Councillor Allan Graham, Convener of the Enterprise and Housing Committee.

"While there is huge demand for new homes in the area and interest from developers, without co-ordinated infrastructure in place, plans have stalled.

"The link road is key to improving transport links between Glenboig and the motorway network, Gartcosh railway station and the business park as well as increasing employment opportunities and reducing barriers for commercial investment."

The Glasgow City Region City Deal is an agreement between the UK Government, the Scottish Government and eight local authorities, including North Lanarkshire. It has set up a £1.13 billion Infrastructure Fund to create economic growth by improving transport and regenerating or developing sites over the next 20 years.

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