£170m investment announced for North Lanarkshire roads and transport

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 17:24 on 17 July 2014.
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CUMBERNAULD could be set to be benefit from a bumper pay-out to North Lanarkshire Council from the £1.1bn ‘City Deal’ fund for the city of Glasgow and the Clyde Valley region.

The investment, which allows Clyde Valley councils to progress major infrastructure works, was announced by the UK and Scottish Governments earlier this month.

As part of the fund, projects worth approximately £172.5million to the North Lanarkshire economy could now be taken forward in the years ahead, subject to final agreement.  

The projects being looked at by North Lanarkshire Council include an investment in the roads infrastructure serving the Gartcosh Community Growth Area; road capacity and bus improvements around the M80, M74 and M77; and, improved road/cycling/public transport access to businesses along the A8/M8 corridor

Responding to the 'City Deal' announcement, Councillor Jim McCabe, leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said: "We welcome this announcement of support from the UK Government and Scottish Government. 'City Deal' has the potential to create huge long-term benefits for the people of North Lanarkshire and the Clyde Valley.

"We look forward to taking part in further more detailed discussions on these plans in the weeks and months ahead, with the benefits to the people of North Lanarkshire foremost in our minds as decisions are made."

Further planning and discussions will now take place before final decisions are made by the council.
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