SPT to invest £22 million in transport improvements in Lanarkshire

The Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s (SPT) is to invest £22 million in transport schemes across Lanarkshire in Scotland.

Among the projects being supported by SPT in 2021/22 across the 12 local authorities in the Strathclyde area include :£1.8 million for A71 junction improvements in North Lanarkshire ; improvements to the A73 Carlisle Road junction in Airdrie; bus infrastructure and Ravenscraig Active Travel Link.

In South Lanarkshire, £2.4 million will be spent on Cambuslang Station Park & Ride; Lanark Interchange; bus route congestion reduction measures; and National Strategic cycle routes, reports the Daily Record.

SPT chairman, Councillor Dr Martin Bartos, said: “Despite the many challenges faced this year, the capital programme approved at partnership continues to support the 12 local authorities in a range of projects designed to improve infrastructure and encourage more active travel across the region.

“Careful consideration has been given to what projects can be delivered and those which most benefit the travelling public most. Projects which aim to reduce journey times and improve infrastructure for all transport users are a priority as they play a key role in transforming public transport in the West of Scotland.

“We have encouraged all our local authority colleagues to be aspirational in their projects so we can continue to make strides in improving all transport options however challenging that may be in the current climate.”

All the projects identified for funding must meet SPT’s regional transport strategy (RTS) strategic outcomes, specifically that the projects offer or improve: attractive seamless reliable travel; improved connectivity; access for all; and reduced emissions, said the report.


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