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Busy Lanarkshire route to shut for roadworks

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A busy route in Airdrie will be closed to traffic for five days later this month while installation and surfacing of traffic islands takes place.The work at Lancaster Avenue in Chapelhall is scheduled for Janury 31 to February 4, with the road being closed for its whole length between Bo’ness Road and the A73 Bellside Road.Drivers will be diverted onto a stretch of the A8, between the Newhouse and Chapelhall roundabouts, for the duration of the project.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android A spokesperson for North Lanarkshire Council told Lanarkshire Live: “Work will be carried out to install and surface additional pedestrian islands on Lancaster Avenue.“It requires a temporary road closure to ensure the safety of the workers involved.“The diversion takes traffic via the A8 Glasgow & Edinburgh Road to limit the amount of vehicles, particularly heavy goods vehicles, travelling through the village.”Chapelhall is often used as a route for vehicles travelling to and from the M80, including significant lorry traffic, with residents having highlighted the road safety issues of having such large vehicles using the village’s local roads.Work has taken place in recent years to ensure HGVs use the Lancaster Avenue route instead of Lauchope Street through the village, which is intended for local traffic only.Pla

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