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Work underway on new Ravenscraig-Craigneuk active travel link


Work is progressing well on a new active travel link between Ravenscraig and Craigneuk.

We are creating the south-north walking and cycling link to connect Craigneuk, via “The Castings” housing development, off Meadowhead Road, with the Regional Sports Facility and The Craig public park.

The path will have lighting, seating and CCTV and there will be features to encourage play and exploration of nature along the way. Wildflower and woodland planting along the route will provide a green setting and enhance the biodiversity of the site.

Contractor Covanburn Contracts Ltd is currently on site and the active travel link is expected to be complete in May.

The project is being jointly funded by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and the Scottish Government, through their Vacant and Derelict Land Fund and Place Based investment Programme. 

“The new public park at Ravenscraig, with it’s play areas, multisport pitch, outdoor gym and most recently the café opening, so this new active travel link will allow more people from Craigneuk and beyond to walk or cycle easily to the park and the sports facility,” said Councillor Allan Graham, Convener of the Enterprise and Growth Committee.

“With more people enjoying the health and environmental benefits of walking and cycling, this path will help expand our network of active travel links across North Lanarkshire and improve connections between local communities.”

A second phase of the project is planned to create a path running east-west between Craigneuk and the New College Lanarkshire Motherwell Campus. Subject to funding being granted, this is due to be constructed during 2022/23.

For more information, go to North-south link - Meadowhead Road to O’Donnell Way | North Lanarkshire Council

Page last updated:
14 Mar 2022

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