RESIDENTIAL roads and pavements in East Renfrewshire will benefit from a large investment.

Almost 70 routes will be upgraded in the area as part of a £3 million cash boost.

As part of the 2022/23 roads maintenance programme, 53 roads and 15 pavements will be improved, which were identified by the council.

Andy Cahill, Director of Environment at East Renfrewshire Council, said: “We recognise how important high quality roads are for everyone who lives, works and visits East Renfrewshire, and we aim to improve our transport network year on year, so I’m delighted that 68 roads and pavements have been approved for resurfacing for the year ahead - on top of our annual programme of works.

“It’s fantastic that 128 projects have been completed since this additional capital investment for roads infrastructure was first approved four years ago.

"This funding is absolutely vital as it allows us to make vast improvements to roads which would not have received any treatment other than safety defect repairs.

"We’re continuing to receive positive feedback from local residents who are seeing a noticeable difference in their area, so I look forward to seeing these projects getting underway in the year ahead.”

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Roads and pavements set to be resurfaced over the coming year include: Campsie Avenue, Barrhead, Lomond Drive, Newton Mearns, Glen Roy Drive, Neilston, Claremount Avenue, Giffnock, Glenbank Drive, Thornliebank, Hillside Avenue, Clarkston, Elm Street, Busby, Leebank Drive, Netherlee, Riverside Road, Waterfoot, and Lynn Drive, Eaglesham.

The council's A and B class road network is classed as in a relatively good condition and the majority of the additional budget has been directed towards residential roads – C and unclassified class roads.