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Three Cumbernauld footbridges due for summer facelift

Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
 
 
 
Published at 14:29 GMT on Thursday, May 16th, 2013.

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THREE Cumbernauld footbridges will receive improvement works, costing over £600,000, starting next month. 

Three of the town’s key footbridges will be improved and strengthened during the summer by North Lanarkshire Council because the work is deemed as “essential” and scheduled to “minimise the disruption”, Councillor James Coyle, Convener of the Planning and Transportation Committee said.

Cllr Coyle said: “We have scheduled this essential maintenance so that the majority of the work is carried out during the school summer holidays, to minimise the disruption to pupils at the nearby Cumbernauld High,” explains Councillor James Coyle, Convener of the Planning and Transportation Committee.

Work will start on the B8054 Lye Brae East and West footbridges, which run between Millcroft Road and Corbiston Way, in June for 18 weeks; carried out by Concrete Repairs Ltd on behalf of the council, at an expected cost of £460,000.


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The work being undertaken will involve removing the existing cantilevered bridge decks which will be reconstructed, waterproofed and resurfaced as well as carrying out concrete repairs to both structures; the existing parapets will be upgraded with new steel parapets, meeting the current safety standards for pedestrians and cyclists. 

Cllr Coyle added: “We are carrying out the works on both bridges at the same time which will reduce overall construction time and allow the footbridges to reopen as quickly as possible.”
 
The summer will also see the slip roads to and from the northbound A8011 at Condorrat Interchange resurfaced, with the work due to take place in the first full week of the school holidays by Amey Public Services, at a cost of £50,000.
 
When this is complete, a programme of maintenance will be carried out on the A8011 Condorrat Interchange Bridge to bring the structure up to the required standards. Contractor WI & A Gilbert Ltd has been appointed to carry out the work, which is expected to begin in mid-July for 7 weeks. The expected cost of the project is £99,500.


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