Early Christmas present for Kirkintilloch businesses and shoppers

Roadworks complete
Roadworks complete

Shop owners in Kirkintilloch have been handed an early Christmas boost with news that a popular road has reopened.

Southbank Road is now open again to traffic after being closed in June as part of works to create housing on its west side - between the Kirkintilloch Campus and Townhead.

It is part of East Dunbartonshire Council’s commitment to ensure there are no scheduled roadworks taking place in Kirkintilloch during the month of December - a vital time of year for local shopkeepers.

Grace Irvine, the council’s director of neighbourhood services, said: “We’re delighted to confirm that Southbank Road is now open again for traffic.”

Meanwhile, works taking place on the B757 Kirkintilloch Road, Lenzie, finished more than a week early - the council was due to complete work on December 1, but actually finished on November 22.