'Approve last stage of Glasgow road link'

'Approve last stage of Glasgow road link'

Motorists in Glasgow will benefit from less congestion on surrounding roads if the green light is given for work to start on the final stages of a route between the M8 and M74, councillors are being told.

A report for members of Glasgow City Council's executive committee says completing the connection will also boost economic growth, create jobs, stimulate housebuilding and cut air and noise pollution.

The near mile-long final stage of the road will take the East End Regeneration Route north to link up with Provan Road, to the south of the M8/M80. The route's first two stages are already in place around Celtic Park, Polmadie and Oatlands.

The report says the necessary compulsory land purchases have already been completed and asks councillors -- who are due to meet on January 21 -- to approve the release of £250,000 for pre-tender work on the final stage.

If they do it is hoped that work on the road will start in 2018 and be completed in 2021.

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