Find out more about options for new Airdrie road

Information events for residents and businesses

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THESE EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED, AS A RESULT OF THE NATIONAL SITUATION IN RELATION TO CORONAVIRUS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE

Residents and businesses are being invited to find out more about an outline plan for a new link road, east of Airdrie.

We are holding three information events in March to explain the work carried out to date to consider the viability of building the road, and to listen to feedback on the projected outcomes for local communities.

The events take place on

  • Tuesday 17 March, 1.00pm to 7.00pm at Stanrigg Memorial Centre, Greengairs Road, Greengairs ML6 7QT
  • Thursday 19 March, 2.00pm to 7.00pm at Chapelhall Library, 2 Honeywell Crescent, Chapelhall ML6 8XW
  • Saturday 21 March, 10.00am to 4.00pm at Airdrie Library, Wellwynd, Airdrie ML6 0AG.

Council officers will be available to talk through the project and answer questions.

"The East Airdrie Link Road has been proposed for a number of years but we have updated and reviewed all the data and traffic assessments, to ensure it remains a viable project and the best option for the area," said Councillor Allan Graham, Convener of the Enterprise and Growth Committee.

"It would create a direct north south route from the M8 to the M80, improving traffic flow across the area. Our assessments indicate that the road has the potential to reduce journey times across North Lanarkshire, improve connections between residential areas and town centres, together with employment and education opportunities, and facilitate improvements to local bus transport.

"Although the project is still at an early stage, we want to explain the process we have gone through to date and what will happen next, giving residents and businesses an opportunity to tell us the outcomes and benefits they would like to see from the project."

The single carriageway link road would be part of the council's wider Pan-Lanarkshire orbital transport corridor between the M8 and Cumbernauld, supported by investment from the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

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