WORK on around £1.3million of improvements to make main roads around the Barras more people-friendly is due to start later this year.
Glasgow councillors are being asked to accept £300,000 of funding from sustainable transport organisation Sustrans so that the full range of proposed public realm improvements can go ahead.
The project aims to enhance streets and junctions beside the Barras, especially Gallowgate, pictured, and London Road.
A city council report states: “A key aim is to improve connectivity between the Barras and the city centre by prioritising pedestrians and cyclists and by reducing the dominance of cars and other vehicles.”
Measures will include putting in traffic lights at the junction at the north of Moir Street, above, widening pavements, resurfacing and the introduction of a 20mph zone.
Funding is coming from the Collegelands Calton Barras City Deal programme but officials expect a shortfall so applied to the Sustrans Community Links Fund.
As a condition of funding, Sustrans Scotland want extra improvements carried out, particularly around the Charlotte Street/London Road junction. The report states: “The proposed design has been amended to reflect this.”
Work is expected to start in spring/summer 2019 and be completed in 2020.