25 February 2022

A £1 million plan of action to improve drainage, access, paths and pavements across East Dunbartonshire has been unveiled.

Projects will take place in Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Milton of Campsie, Milngavie and Torrance.

It follows the Council’s decision in November 2021 to allocate an additional £1 million in capital funding for drainage works, path improvements and pavement resurfacing.

You can view a full list of all 40 projects, including a new pedestrian crossing in Bishopbriggs, by visiting www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/news/upgrade-projects

Councillor Andrew Polson, Joint Leader of the Council, said, “This is fantastic news for East Dunbartonshire. I’m delighted that we were able to allocate additional capital resources, which are going to be put to such excellent use – improving drainage, access and pavements across the area. Projects have also been identified for the future. Work will continue to investigate how these can be funded and delivered.”

Councillor Vaughan Moody, Joint Leader of the Council, added, “Not only will this £1 million investment be good for access and helping people to keep active, it will also be beneficial for the environment – improving our resilience against severe weather events and climate change issues. Rest assured, we will continue in our efforts to secure support for future initiatives to improve East Dunbartonshire, as well as using our own resources.”

The aim is for works to take place in 2022/23.

Projects are grouped within three categories – drainage, access and resurfacing:

  1. The drainage projects were identified following the major weather event in August 2021 when 65 locations were flooded. The sites selected were highlighted for direct intervention.
  2. Access projects were chosen via various sources that included the most recent active travel consultation and officers’ knowledge of local issues.
  3. Pavement resurfacing locations were inspected and prioritised using the Council’s Roads Inspection and Maintenance Policy to identify locations.

Already established core capital programmes will continue in parallel with the additional projects. There is a separate, ongoing core programme for road resurfacing.

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Notes to Editors:

  • Caption for Photo – Joint Council Leaders Vaughan Moody (left) and Andrew Polson are pictured with a gully maintenance vehicle.
DrainageAccessResurfacingTotal
Number of projects1791440

Drainage Projects

AreaLocationAction
BearsdenGreenhead RoadReplacement of gullies
BearsdenThomson DriveFurther CCTV investigation required with possible work to remove roots and upgrade gullies
BearsdenCampsie DriveReplacement of gullies
BearsdenRoman AvenueUpdate and add to existing infrastructure
BishopbriggsEtive CrescentReplacement of gullies
BishopbriggsInverary DriveReplacement of gullies
BishopbriggsStirling DriveReplacement of gullies
BishopbriggsHillside DriveReplacement of gullies
KirkintillochTownheadUpgrade carrier pipe
KirkintillochBeaufort GardensDrainage upgrade and repair
LenzieGarngaber CourtReplacement of gullies
LenzieMillersneuk CourtReplacement of gullies
LenzieVictoria RoadReplacement of gullies
Milton of CampsieCampsie RoadUpgrade carrier pipe
MilngavieAshburn RoadReplacement of gullies
TorranceBalmore Road (Hillpark and Hayway Cottage)Drainage upgrade at two locations
TorranceMaitland DriveDrainage upgrade, replace gully and raise kerb

Access Projects

AreaLocationAction
BearsdenCraigdhu Path – east of A81 connecting to Allander Leisure CentrePath resurfacing
BearsdenPath between Rannoch Drive and Kinnaird CrescentPath resurfacing
BearsdenHeather Avenue to Cromarty Crescent (next to Mosshead Primary)Path resurfacing
BishopbriggsPath between Carnoustie Crescent and Angus AvenuePath widening
BishopbriggsAngus AvenueNew pedestrian crossing at Careston Place
KirkintillochLuggie ParkPark path improvements to correct long-standing drainage issue near skate park
MilngavieFalloch Road to Hunter Road at Clober Primary SchoolPath resurfacing
MilngavieBarloch MoorPark path improvements to enhance connections
MilngavieMains ParkPark path improvements to enhance access and links to play area, Clober Primary and various residential areas

Footway Resurfacing Projects

AreaLocationAction
BearsdenMaxwell AvenueFootway resurfacing
BearsdenKillermont RoadFootway resurfacing
BearsdenMilngavie Road (west side near Mosshead Road)Footway resurfacing
BearsdenRavelston RoadFootway resurfacing
BishopbriggsAllander GardensFootway resurfacing
BishopbriggsTeviot AvenueFootway resurfacing
BishopbriggsCander RiggFootway resurfacing
BishopbriggsSpringfield Square (at western end)Footway resurfacing
KirkintillochBriar RoadFootway resurfacing
KirkintillochAlexandra PlaceFootway resurfacing
MilngavieDougalston AvenueFootway resurfacing
MilngavieDrumcarn DriveFootway resurfacing
TorranceSchool RoadFootway resurfacing
TorranceMoray DriveFootway resurfacing

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