Carlisle Road in Airdrie to have 10mph limit for weekend of road resurfacing

A 10mph speed limit will be in place on a stretch of Carlisle Road this weekend
A 10mph speed limit will be in place on a stretch of Carlisle Road this weekend -Credit:Stuart Vance/Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser

A busy Airdrie road will have a 10mph speed restriction in place this weekend while resurfacing takes place following the installation of a new pedestrian crossing.

Convoy vehicles will be in place on the A73 Carlisle Road throughout Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, with motorists being guided through the section where the work will be carried out.

The restriction will be in place between the main road’s junction with South Biggar Road, and the Terminus Roundabout with Clark Street and Forrest Street.

A spokesperson for North Lanarkshire Council said: “The works are to allow for road resurfacing at the new toucan crossing being installed, as part of the active travel link works on the western footway of Carlisle Road; local access will be maintained throughout.

“The works are being carried out over the weekend to minimise disruption, especially during peak times around school start and end times.

“A convoy vehicle will lead vehicles through the site at a restricted speed limit of 10mph, to ensure the safety of the workforce who will be working in close proximity to the live traffic lane.”

Contractors Amey PS will be carrying out the resurfacing work on behalf of the council.

It follows extensive upgrades to the route during the past year, with the installation of new mini roundabouts at the former staggered crossroads of Carlisle Road with Craigneuk Avenue and South Biggar Road plus another at the nearby junction with Petersburn Road to ease the previous difficulty of drivers making right-hand turns in the busy area.

New pedestrian crossings have also been installed at Brownsburn and near the Lidl supermarket which opened 18 months ago beside Airdrieonians’ home ground.

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