Phase 4 of Bishopbriggs Relief Road is nearing completion and will help to cut congestion, support new investment, improve air quality and encourage active travel.
The project involves the creation of:
- A two-lane 50mph road - stretching 600 metres between Wester Cleddens Roundabout and a new roundabout, with another 100 metres of road on the north side of the railway
- A new bridge over the main Edinburgh-Glasgow railway line
- Dedicated walking/cycling route and bridge
- A new access road into Cadder Yard
- Two Sustainable Urban Drainage ponds.
There have been delays due to the site's location next to the rail line and the ongoing Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme, as well as issues related to diverting utilities.
The latest completion date is late spring 2018.
When the new road is open, the existing stretch of Westerhill Road and bridge will then be used as an active travel corridor – Wester Way – becoming a haven for walkers and cyclists.
Phases one and two of the relief road – which are largely within the Glasgow boundary – are complete and connect drivers to the Robroyston roundabout and onto the M80.
Phase three was delivered by Taylor Wimpey and opened in summer 2014.