A NUMBER of crumbling carriageways have been added to East Renfrewshire Council’s repairs programme.

The additions have been confirmed after Eastwood MSP Jackson Carlaw raised concerns over the condition of a number of roads in his constituency.

The draft repairs programme for the 2020/21 financial year now includes Alloway Drive, in Newton Mearns, as well as Mearns Road (from Hillview Drive to Clarkston Toll) and the section of Greenwood Road between Buccleuch Avenue and Richmond Avenue, in Clarkston.

Council chiefs also confirmed that the section of Broompark Drive from Sandringham Avenue to Lochbroom Road, in Newton Mearns, is set to undergo resurfacing work as early as next month.

Other roads the council intends to repair in Newton Mearns over the next financial year are Ayr Road, Broomfield Avenue, Broomvale Drive, Doune Crescent, Sandringham Avenue, Turnberry Drive, Humbie Road, Eaglesham Road, Meadowhill, Teawell Road, Warnock Road and Douglas Drive.

The finalised programme of road repairs for the next financial year will be confirmed in the coming weeks as part of East Renfrewshire Council’s annual budget-setting process.

Mr Carlaw said: “The surfaces of many roads across Eastwood are in a dire state and they have been left in such condition for a long time.

“Potholes, uneven surfaces, ruts and cracks remain a huge problem for a very significant number of local roads.

“It is welcome that the council have confirmed their intention to carry out repair work.”

He added: “Broompark Drive is in extremely bad condition and it is essential that the proposed resurfacing works for March 2020 go ahead as planned.

“The condition of local roads is rightly a major concern and I will continue to support the efforts of constituents to secure appropriate carriageway repairs.”