Busy motorway junction in Glasgow missing road markings, council warned

A busy Glasgow motorway junction in the East End has missing road markings leading to motorists straying out of their lane, a meeting heard.

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The stud marks are missing at junction 10 west bound near the Glasgow Fort shopping centre, a community councillor has warned.

Eddie Andrews, of Wellhouse and Queenslie Community Council, asked council road officials to look into the problem at the Baillieston Area Partnership meeting this morning.

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Mr Andrews asked them to pay “some special attention to Junction 10 westbound.”

The junction is missing road markings.

He said: “The stud marks are missing. We have raised this several times and there are a few potholes It is a busy main junction especially with people coming out of Glasgow Fort.”

He said the “lane discipline is terrible because folk visiting people for the first time don’t understand it. There are no road markings.” Pinpointing the location in Baillieston, he said it lies between Bartiebeith Road and Westerhouse Road.

Glasgow City Council official Kevin Cox told the meeting the location had been on their radar and would be addressed.

Mags Arthur, of Broomhouse Community Council also pointed out white lines have disappeared when cars enter Baillieston Road from Hamilton Road.

Ms Arthur told the Area Partnership meeting: “There are no white lines there and it is very narrow. It is definitely an accident waiting to happen. The community are complaining about it constantly.”

She also told the meeting how on Baillieston Road some parts of the route state 20mph while others state 30mph and how a number of rusty lighting columns need replaced.

Mr Cox told the meeting the issues would be looked at.

The comments were raised as head of roads Andrew Mollon presented a paper outlining road investment.

Mr Mollon said 88 kilometres of main roads are in poor condition and £25.1 million would be poured into maintaining carriageways over the next three years.

The paper said Glasgow is one of the best performing road authorities in the country with 70 per cent of roads in acceptable condition compared to a Scottish average of 64 per cent.