Calls for work on busy Bishopbriggs road

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GET to grips with a pockmarked busy road before someone is seriously hurt.

That’s the plea from Bishopbriggs Community Council, which says Westerhill Road is in a poor state of repair.

They say the problem is being made worse by the amount of traffic and heavy goods lorries which are now using it.

The community council claims the narrowing of the road near its junction with Wester Cleddens Road is also causing concerns and making it almost impossible for cars to pass.

A new bus turning circle was recently built on the road by the council to replace the former turning circle in Wester Cleddens Road.

A spokesperson for the community council said: “We are concerned about the state of the road and its usage.

“It is starting to get very dangerous and there is going to be a serious accident. The south part of the road leading onto Wester Cleddens Road is in a poor state of repair and it’s very narrow.

“If you are trying to pass anyone it’s anyone’s guess what’s going to happen. If we have buses going back and forward it will be in an even worse state.”

David Devine, the council’s head of roads and neighbourhood services, said: “The boundary between East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire Council runs up the centre line of Westerhill Road.

“East Dunbartonshire Council is about to carry out structural road repairs on Westerhill Road within the coming weeks and has measured up on site the extent of the work required. It entails some 500m2 within East Dunbartonshire and 125m2 in North Lanarkshire.

“The council has approached North Lanarkshire Council and asked if we can carry out the repairs on their side of Westerhill Road at the same time as we carry out our own repairs.”