Residents demand action on Broomieknowe Road traffic

11th September 2017

Local residents in Broomieknowe Road are demanding action over traffic using Broomieknowe Road as a ratrun. The volume and speed of traffic on the street has been a growing problem for some time.

Rutherglen South Liberal Democrat Councillor Robert Brown said:

“”The problem of traffic using residential streets as rat runs to avoid traffic lights and shave a few seconds off journeys is an issue across Rutherglen and Cambuslang – but Broomieknowe Road is one of the worst affected.

I am fully behind local residents in looking for action on this and have already raised various aspects of it with the Council.

There are two things I want to see done as soon as possible. One is to install an island in the middle of the road near the sheltered houses at the top of the hill to help older residents cross safely. The other is to put in a right turn filter from Blairbeth Road to Mill Street which I have been pressing the Roads Department to do for many months – at present their position is they will review it at the end of the year. Frankly that is not good enough as the problem had been obvious from the beginning.

But we also need a longer term solution to reduce unnecessary through traffic on Broomieknowe Road. There are various possibilities which I have discussed with local residents and we will be trying to persuade the Council of the need for effective action. The traffic survey done by Brian Shields is very helpful to this.”

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