3 December 2010
Construction of the £30m Kirkintilloch Link Road in Glasgow is now complete after a two-year build which connects the town to the main motorway network at the M80 Stepps Bypass.
Infrastructure consultancy, WYG, was appointed by Kirkintilloch’s Initiative (KI), to provide engineering expertise throughout the build of the 4km road. The road is a part of the Initiative’s regeneration programme which aims to create more jobs, stronger economy and better quality of life for the people of Kirkintilloch and the surrounding areas.
Michael Gordon, Project Director, WYG said: “It is a pleasure to see all the hard work, dedication and perseverance of the entire construction team becoming a reality with the opening of the road.
“We are committed to providing technical excellence and inspiring confidence in everything we do, enabling our clients to successfully develop their assets.”
Duncan Hamilton, KI Project Director, said: “The Kirkintilloch Link Road is now officially available for use. Unfortunately due to the treacherous weather conditions on Sunday and in consultation with the police on public safety, it was decided to delay opening the road until safer conditions were available.”
KI, which is a partnership between East Dunbartonshire Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, organised a procession of vintage vehicles led by Jack Muldoon, local TT racer, and including a vintage fire engine, field master tractor, 1970’s taxi (the only one from the three left in the world still operational) that completed the journey down the road.
Photo caption: The completed Kirkintilloch Link Road, Glasgow