Resurfacing work on a crumbling East Renfrewshire road has been given the green light.

East Renfrewshire Council has agreed to repair the carriageway at Meadowhill, Newton Mearns, which is in “desperate” need of attention.

It comes after Eastwood MSP Jackson Carlaw wrote to the council, asking for large-scale remedial work to be carried out.

Residents had contacted Mr Carlaw’s office to express concerns over the existing condition of the road and to seek assistance in securing council approval for a resurfacing scheme.

Constituents felt that, while temporary patching repair work had previously taken place on a number of occasions, this had not led to any long-term improvement in the condition of the road.

The road is plagued by potholes, cracks, ruts and an uneven surface.

In the response issued to Mr Carlaw, East Renfrewshire Council advised that Meadowhill has now been included within the local authority’s draft resurfacing programme for the 2020/21 financial year.

The finalised programme of road repairs will be approved in February or March as part of the council’s budget setting process.

Mr Carlaw said the road at Meadowhill is currently in a “very poor” condition.

He added: “I am pleased that the council has agreed to put in place a programme of repairs in response to the concerns brought to my attention by local people.

“It is vital that the promised resurfacing work remains part of the programme of repairs to be carried out in the next financial year when the finalised list is approved in the early part of 2020.”

East Renfrewshire motorists who have concerns over any local road that is in need of repair can use the council’s website to report the matter.

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