'Dutch-style' junction to replace Newton Mearns roundabout
February 27 2023
A busy Newton Marns roundabout is to be replaced by a 'Dutch-style' traffic light-controlled junction to facilitate an active travel route along the A77 Ayr Road.
Work has begun to introduce direct crossings on all four arms of the Malletsheugh Roundabout will be introduced as part of the remodelling with filter lanes employed to minimise vehicle delays.
Councillor Danny Devlin commented: "I'm pleased that the route between the M77 overbridge and Malletsheugh junction will be completely off-road and will separate pedestrians and cyclists for much of its length, boosting the safety and comfort for all of our road users."
Extending to North Hillhead Road the public realm works include improvements to the M77 overbridge (completed last year), which segregates pedestrians and cyclists for the majority of its length.
Design work for the new road layout has been carried out by consultants Mott McDonald with Newlay Civil Engineering set to carry out the works.
The axo image bears no resemblance to the actual situation on the ground.
PS - "overbridge"...is it not just a bridge