RISING costs have forced changes to a major cycling infrastructure project in Glasgow.
An update on the Connecting Woodside scheme reveals that parts of the proposed active travel network will not go ahead.
It states: “Increased project costs, as a result of current market conditions have impacted on material and construction costs, and have resulted in the Connecting Woodside Project Team value engineering the project and possibly amending the scope of the project.
“As part of this process, some project elements that were part of the original legal agreement have had to be removed. Doing so has meant that funding could be reallocated to critical project deliverables in order to achieve a higher level of intervention on primary routes.
“The main changes to the project deliverables include the removal of a segregated cycle route on Woodlands Road and a Quietway route on Napiershall Street.”
It is anticipated that work on improvements to Raeberry Street will start on site during the spring of 2023.
Consultation is underway regarding the latest proposals for a segregated bike route on St George’s Road.
The first major phase of the project, a 1.3km segregated cycle route on Garscube Road and Possil Road was completed in July 2021.
Enhancements to Maryhill Road, North Woodside Road and Hopehill Road to improve connections across the junction for those walking, wheeling and cycling were completed in May 2022.