Briggs street choked with traffic

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RUSH hour traffic was brought to a grinding halt in a busy town centre.

Kenmure Avenue, in Bishopbriggs, was closed on Friday, September 9, to allow repairs to be carried out on a burst water main.

The road was reopened last Tuesday, September 13, but motorists say rush hour delays could have been avoided if repair work had been done over the weekend.

On Monday parents were faced with a 30-minute queue to negotiate the short distance between Turnbull High School and the main A803 road.

One angry taxi driver said: “It was shut off for the whole weekend, but I didn’t see one person actually working on the road in all that time. It’s a disgrace.”

David Devine, East Dunbartonshire Council’s head of roads and neighbourhood services, said: “Kenmure Avenue was closed over the weekend due to a burst water main and Scottish Water were on site to fix the problem.

“We regret any inconvenience caused by the road closure, however, it was essential that Scottish Water were able to complete the repairs immediately and safely.”

The council official said the works were now complete and the road has been reopened.