Motorists are being told to prepare for significant disruption at a section of road between Uddingston and Blantyre for six weeks.
The B758 Blantyre Farm Road will be closed to allow resurfacing work, essential maintenance on the bridge over the Clyde and a traffic signal upgrade.
From today (Friday, August 14), the short section from the A74 (in Uddingston) to Haughhead Bridge over the Clyde will reopen but the section from Haughhead Bridge southwards to B758 Blantyre Farm Road / Calder Road will remain closed until Sunday, September 20.
Throughout the entire period of the works the Haughhead Bridge crossing the Clyde at Uddingston will remain closed. A signed diversion suitable for all road users will be in place via Hamilton.
South Lanarkshire Head of Roads and Transportation Gordon Mackay said: “We know this is an important route for those who use it and the local geography means the only diversionary route suitable for all road users is fairly lengthy however by concentrating these three sets of work into one closure period we hope disruption will be kept to a minimum.
“I know this closure will cause some significant disruption for regular users of this route and I would ask all road users to plan their journeys in advance, to allow extra time for them and to consider whether alternative routes to their destination might better suit their individual needs.”
Throughout the period of works access to homes and businesses on the closed section of the road will be maintained however due to the complete closure of the Haughhead Bridge for the duration all roads users, including pedestrians, will be required to use alternative routes to cross the Clyde.