Project Overview


South Lanarkshire Council

Designer / Consultancy

Glasgow City Deal

Construction Period

November 2018 – March 2022



Project Overview

The project comprised of upgrading and widening a 3.5km section of Greenhills Road and Strathaven Road (A726) to dual carriageway status with two 7.3m wide carriageways, plus central reserve, footpaths, cycleway, and verge.

Bus laybys and several new pedestrian and toucan crossings incorporated along the route to improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.  Two new retaining structures are required on, one being an in-situ reinforced concrete wall and the other comprising CFA piles and pre-cast and institu-concrete to form a new pedestrian access ramp.

Key Numbers

  • 3.5km of new carriageway
  • 8km of drainage
  • Excavation of 100,000m3 of material
  • Major earthworks (including soil modi?cation/stabilisation) for cuttings, embankments and capping to establish the road formation
  • Drainage – traditional pipe and gully systems, combined kerb drains, bioretention ponds with underground storage
  • Carriageway construction including kerbing, high containment, type1 subbase; major retaining structures
  • Street lighting including ducting, aluminium columns and LED lamps
  • Noise structures and soft/hard landscaping