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MORE than £100,000 has been spent by road chiefs on street signs in the past five years.

Figures from Glasgow City Council show £100,506 was splashed on fixing, installing and replacing markings across the East End since January 2015.

The Baillieston ward has been the biggest beneficiary, while Shettleston comes bottom of the pile.

According to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request submitted by The Glasgow Times, £29,329 was spent on communities in the likes of Broomhouse, Swinton, and


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This was more than five times the £5,347.24 those in Tollcross, Mount Vernon and Carmyle received up until the end of March 20.

Communities in the North East, including Ruchazie, Easterhouse and Gatloch, benefitted from £24,950 on signage.

Meanwhile, a bumper £22,527 for East Centre on roads such as Alexandra Parade and John Knox Street was the third most spent in the city’s East End.

Dennistoun’s £5927 funding package was marginally ahead of bottom-placed Shettleston, with High Street and Cumbernauld Road among those to be treated to repair and replacement work.

The most expensive street sign job in the last five years was the installation of a minor scheme in Bellrock Street, in the North East, in June 2016 for £6008.

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Other pricey jobs included £5226 spent on repairing damaged street signs in Robroyston Road, North East, in April 2019; £3127.90 on re-orientating markings in

Springhill Parkway, Baillieston, during August 2016; and a £2954.48 installation of new signs in London Road, Calton, in August 2018.

Other notable work included £4236.88 on minor work in Gatloch Road, in North East, in June 2016; £2829 on damaged markings in Carntyne Road, East Centre, in January 2015; while non-illuminated signs in High Street, Dennistoun, were among those to be maintained for free in December 2019.