CAMPAIGNERS have won their battle to have Neilston’s crumbling roads repaired.

Residents raised concerns that the roads in the village had been ignored for far too long.

And at February’s Neilston Community Council, particular attention was drawn to Main Street, from the bus stop down to the stretch in front of the Travellers Rest pub, which was said to have been reported numerous times since October 2017 but was still in a state of disrepair.

But their calls have been answered, as road repairs have been set for today (Monday, April 1).

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From Monday, April 1 until Thursday, April 18, there will be two phases carried out to resurface the villages Main Street and Neilston Road.

Drivers may see some travel disruption, with diversions put in place onto Bank Street, High Street, Low Broadlie Road and Manse Road for Phase One of road repairs on Main Street and diversions through Donnies Brae and Lochlibo Road for Phase Two of repairs to Neilston Road.

Councillor Paul O’Kane has called the temporary disruptions “a short-term pain for a long-term gain”.

He told the Barrhead News: “People in the village have been campaigning for quite a long time around Main Street in particular, especially with the condition that is it in. Over the years, there have been lots of different works done to it- in terms of utility works, which has broken the surface.

“From Station Road down to the Travellers Rest, will be resurfaced and completely be completely re-done. Then they will resurface the whole stretch past Neilston Cemetery.

“It will be brilliant, and it will make such a huge difference.

“There will be a bit of delay for people, but I hope people will acknowledge that it’ll be a short-term pain for a long-term gain because we are getting a completely new, resurfaced road.”