RESIDENTS have hit out at council chiefs who they claim have failed to provide traffic calming measures on a ‘dangerous’ road.

Locals in Rutherglen say Croftfoot Road, which sits on the boundary between Glasgow City Council and South Lanarkshire Council, urgently needs intervention.

Last year a 55-year-old woman died after being hit by a car, while a woman and child were taken to hospital last Thursday following a road traffic collision.

But Simon Trobe, who heads up the Bowhouse Residents’ Association, said neither local authority will take responsibility for installing safety measures.

In response, Glasgow City Council said South Lanarkshire Council takes the lead on maintenance for that particular stretch of road but has been liaising with its fellow local authority over safety concerns raised.

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Mr Trobe said: "We have been speaking to the council for years about putting a zebra crossing, lights or some form of traffic calming on the road.

"It is a very busy road but nothing has ever been done to protect local people because Glasgow City Council says it is a South Lanarkshire issue while South Lanarkshire says it's the responsibility of Glasgow.

"We have been struggling to get meetings with Police Scotland and with South Lanarkshire Council.

"They have never bothered themselves as they don't seem to think it's a priority.

"They could spend £30,000 or so on some traffic calming measures rather than have someone die, but they don't seem to care."

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As we told last week, a woman and child were hit by a car on Croftfoot Road around 2.50pm on Thursday and were taken to hospital.

Local resident Angela Marshall, 55, died on the road on January 13 last year as she was returning home. 

Residents said drivers speed along the road without paying attention to pedestrians.

They claim the road is also badly lit and visibility is poor and so they have been calling for lights to be installed.

South Lanarkshire Council said it would not be appropriate to comment on the situation until Police Scotland finishes any investigation into last week's crash.

A spokesperson for South Lanarkshire Council said: “We are aware of the tragic accident and our thoughts are with the families of all those involved. 

"We will await the police report before offering any comment.”

A spokesperson for Glasgow City Council said: “Road safety is a major priority for the council and serious road traffic incidents such as the collision on Croftfoot Road last Thursday always cause understandable concern.

“The boundary between Glasgow and South Lanarkshire runs along the centre line of Croftfoot Road at this location, but South Lanarkshire Council takes the lead on maintenance for this stretch of road.

“However, we have been liaising with South Lanarkshire on safety concerns about this location and we will follow up with them once we receive information from the police about last Thursday’s incident.

“Detailed information on the recent incident will help to inform an appropriate course of action for this part of Croftfoot Road.”