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Current State of the Roads in East Renfrewshire
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Re: Current State of the Roads in East Renfrewshire 10 months, 3 weeks ago #55

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EAST RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL ROADS & TRANSPORTATION SERVICES CARRIAGEWAY & FOOTWAY SURFACING 2019/20

Carriageway Resurfacing/Ward

B767 Glasgow Road, Eaglesham (Humbie Road to Eaglesham Cross) 5

Rouken Glen Road, Thornliebank (B769 Spiersbridge Rd to A727) 3

A77 Ayr Road Southbound, Newton Mearns (Mearns Cross) 5

B769 Stewarton Road, Newton Mearns (Rural part only) 2

Rural Roads Barrhead 1
-Shilford Road, (Rural part only)
-Sergeantlaw Road, (Rural part only)
-Fereneze Road, (Rural part only)
-Muirhead Road, (Rural part only)

Rural Roads Eastwood 5
-Holehouse Road, Eaglesham (Rural section only)

Commercial Road, Barrhead 1

Glenwood Drive, Thornliebank 3

Greenwood Road, Clarkston (Mearns Road to Buccleuch Avenue) 4

Etive Drive, Clarkston 3

Merrycrest Avenue, Giffnock (Fenwick Road to Thornlea Drive) 3

Ormonde Avenue, Netherlee (Parklands Road to Ormonde Drive) 4

Harelaw Avenue, Neilston 2

Eglinton Drive, Eaglesham (Part Only) 5

C9 Barrhead Road, Newton Mearns 2
(Waterside Avenue to Netherplace Road)

Capelrig Road, Newton Mearns (Part only) (Crookfur Road to Meadowhill) 2

Mearns Road, Newton Mearns 5
(Broompark Drive to Falkland Avenue) 5

Rowand Avenue, Giffnock 3

Briarlea Drive, Giffnock 3

Maryville Avenue, Giffnock (Park Rd – Maryville Gdns) 3

Aurs Dr / Kelvin Dr, Barrhead (Arthurlie St – Arthurlie Ave) 1

Castlehill Dr, Newton Mearns (Broomhill Avenue – Broomburn Dr) 5

Holehouse Brae, Neilston 2


Footway Resurfacing/Ward

Glenwood Drive, Thornliebank 3

Nethervale Avenue, Netherlee (Clarkston Road to Monteith Dr) 4

Rowand Avenue, Giffnock 3

B769 Spiersbridge Road, Thornliebank (Rouken Glen Road to Spiersbridge Av.)3

Balgray Rd, Newton Mearns (Part Only) 2

Craignethan Rd, Newton Mearns (Odd side) 5

Harelaw Ave, Neilston (Odd side) 2
Ormonde Avenue (Parklands Rd to Ormonde Dr) 4

Re: Current State of the Roads in East Renfrewshire 10 months, 3 weeks ago #56

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EAST RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL CABINET 29 August 2019

Report by Director of Environment

ROADS RESURFACING WORKS PROGRAMME 2019/20

PURPOSE OF REPORT
1. The purpose of this report is to advise on the major additional Roads Works Programme in relation to Carriageway and Footway Resurfacing for 2019/20.

RECOMMENDATIONS
2. The Cabinet is asked to approve the roads resurfacing works programme as detailed in Appendix A.

BACKGROUND AND REPORT
3. Each year the Roads and Transportation Service provides information on the Roads Condition Indicator (RCI) figures for the previous year and proposes a list of carriageways and footpaths that require resurfacing.

Roads Condition Indicator

4. The condition of roads is assessed and reported nationally.

The Road Condition Indicator (RCI) figures are based on annual surveys undertaken on A, B and C Class Roads and for the four year average for Unclassified Roads.

The figures shown below are defined as “the percentage of road network which should be considered for maintenance treatment”.

5. The survey categorises the road condition into Red, Amber and Green bands. The RCI figure that is reported nationally includes both the red and amber categories. The following table is a summary of the RCI figures for East Renfrewshire Council.

Year of measurement/
A Class% of roads that are red or amber/
B Class% of roads that are red or amber/
C Class% of roads that are red or amber/
Unclassified% of roads that are red or amber/
All/
Overall position in Scotland

2010 30.7 (22) 41.6 (27) 38.9 (21) 57.0 (31) 50.1 30

2011 23.7 (8) 41.5 (24) 37.0 (17) 50.1 (29) 45.1 27

2012 18.2 (2) 28.2 (20) 34.5 (16) 51.6 (27) 43.3 26

2013 21.6 (8) 28.0 (11) 36.7 (16) 50.3 (27) 43.5 27

2014 23.9 (12) 32.9 (16) 36.2 (15) 42.5 (22) 39.1 20

2015 18.2(2) 31.0 (14) 31.7 (14) 44.7 (24) 39.2 23

2016 16.3 (1) 30.2 (15) 32.7 (16) 44.8 (25) 39.2 25

2017 17.0 (2) 31.6 (16) 34.5 (17) 41.3 (22) 37.4 22

2018 17.2 (1) 29.6 (14) 34.5 (17) 44.2(26) 39.1 27

’18
Scottish Average
30.0 35.7 36.3 38.2 36.3


*Position in Scotland in brackets


6. The RCI has improved in general since 2013.

The overall percentage of roads that are amber or red had previously consistently been above 40%.

Since 2013 the RCI has remained below 40%.

This figure is still higher than the Scottish Local Authority average.

However, this overall position needs to be considered in context.

7. East Renfrewshire Council is now ranked in first place for the condition of A Class roads which strategically and economically are the most important carriers of road traffic in the area.

8. The Council also performs better than the Scottish average for B and C Class roads.

9. However, the data for unclassified roads (which makes up around 80% of East Renfrewshire’s network) indicates that 44.2% of this network should be considered for maintenance treatment.

10. Overall, East Renfrewshire Council’s road network is considered to be at position 27 out of 32 authorities.

11. Given all of the above and in terms of overall position it is clear that the considerable achievements on the classified network are being overshadowed by the figures for the unclassified network.

Additional Capital Resources

12. Members will recall that the Council in February 2019 committed an additional £15m Capital investment for roads infrastructure over the next 5 years starting from and including 2019/20 (£3m per year).

13. It is recognised that whilst the Council’s A and B class road network is in a relatively good condition C & unclassified class roads require significant works and in cognisance of this the proposals for the majority of the additional £3m allocation has been directed towards these types of road.

14. A proposed Roads Works Programme covering major carriageway and footway resurfacing is attached (Appendix A).

These schemes are over and above those detailed capital schemes agreed by the Council at its meeting on 28 February 2019

15. As in previous years the prioritisation of the proposed resurfacing schemes within the Roads Works Programme has taken the following objective factors into consideration:

The structural condition of the road or footway;

The usage of the road or footway;

Cost of maintenance for the previous three years;

Number of complaints received regarding the road/footway; and

geographical spread. Delivering the Programme

16. The major priority has been to deliver road and footway resurfacing improvements on the ground with the additional capital resources as quickly as possible.

17. However, preparing to deliver this major programme has presented challenges for a number of reasons at least for 2019/20.

These are detailed below.

18. Given the scale of the additional funding announced in February 2019 a new procurement framework contract required to be tendered and put in place to deliver the proposed projects.

19. Again, given the scale of the additional funding it took some time to analyse information and develop the proposed list.

20. As a consequence of coal tar found on a roadworks site in the East Renfrewshire area late last year the Council now requires to pre-test each site in advance to establish if any material being removed from site contains coal tar and then ensure that the correct disposal procedures are adhered to.

Most of the sites on the proposed programme of works for financial year 2019/20 have been tested.

However, some still require to be tested prior to any works commencing.

Given the value of this work a new contract was required for this testing to be completed by an external contractor.

21,During the course of 2019/20 this new contract will be used to pre-test potential sites to allow the evaluation of potential coal tar costs and associated disposal procedures to help shape a draft programme of works for the financial year 2020/21.

22.Additional staff resources (technical) had to be put in place to design, procure, deliver and monitor the proposed programme.

These are now in place.

23. The Roads and Transportation Service is currently subject to a major service redesign which is resource intensive.

24. Despite these issues considerable progress is being made in delivering the proposed programme.

At this point in time it is anticipated that around £2.8 million of the proposed additional investment of £3 million will be spent in 2019/20.

Any slippage will be carried forward into 2020/21.

FINANCE AND EFFICIENCY

25. A new procurement framework has been put in place to ensure the delivery of this work.

Additionally, a new contract has been set up for coal tar testing across the identified improvement sites..

CONSULTATION AND PARTNERSHIP WORKING

26. Not applicable in this case.

IMPLICATIONS OF THE PROPOSALS

27.The proposed 2019/20 roads and footway resurfacing programme details the recommended expenditure for carriageway and footway resurfacing.

There are no further implications in terms of property, legal, IT, equalities and sustainability.

CONCLUSIONS

27. The 2019/20 proposed roads works programme will utilise the additional resources of £3 million recently made available to improve the roads condition across the authority.

It is recognised that whilst the Council’s A and B class road network is in a relatively good condition the C Class & unclassified roads require significant works and, as a consequence, the majority of the additional £3m allocation has been directed towards these types of road.

This expenditure will have a major impact on resident’s perceptions of Council expenditure on roads major resurfacing projects for carriageways and footways (as opposed to mainly potholing/patching) in the past in residential estates.

RECOMMENDATIONS

28.The Cabinet is asked to approve the roads resurfacing works programme as detailed in Appendix A.

Director of Environment

Further information can be obtained from Andrew Cahill Director of Environment.

Convener contact details Councillor Alan Lafferty (Convener for Environment) Office: 0141 577 3107

August 2019

Re: Current State of the Roads in East Renfrewshire 10 months, 3 weeks ago #57

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What an absolute spin document.............

The document author is blaming C class roads which have not been brought up to spec for reducing the councils score when compered to the other 31 Scottish local authorities.

Surely roads are roads and the council are responsible for all.......

Overall position in Scotland out of 32 local authorities.
2010 30
2011 27
2012 26
2013 27
2014 20
2015 23
2016 25
2017 22
2018 27

Wow, in 2018 ERC dropped to 27 out of 32..........Wow.

Re: Current State of the Roads in East Renfrewshire 5 months, 3 weeks ago #58

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Published Barrhead News On Line -

17/1/2020

News

1 hr ago

By Jacob Nicol Reporter

Repairs will mean smoother future for crumbling carriageway

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.

For more details, visit

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/report-road-fault

Re: Current State of the Roads in East Renfrewshire 5 months, 3 weeks ago #59

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Published: 09:09 Wednesday 15 January 2020

Resurfacing work for Newton Mearns road confirmed

East Renfrewshire Council has confirmed that resurfacing work for a Newton Mearns road is included in its draft works programme for 2020/21 following a letter from Jackson Carlaw MSP.

Mr Carlaw had written to the local authority asking for large scale remedial work to be carried out after being contacted by local residents who expressed their concerns over the existing condition of the road at Meadowhill in Newton Mearns.

It was relayed to the Eastwood MSP by constituents that whilst 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 been included within the council’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 local authority’s budget setting process.

Jackson Carlaw MSP for Eastwood said: “The road at Meadowhill is currently in a very poor condition and is in desperate need of resurfacing work. I am pleased that the council have 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.”

An East Renfrewshire Council spokesman said: “The Council takes a number of factors into consideration when prioritising road maintenance, including the condition of the road or pavements and its usage as well as the cost of ongoing repairs and the number of service requests received from the public.

“The geographical spread of works and any known planned network disruption/availability of diversion routes is also taken into account.

The condition of roads and footways within East Renfrewshire are assessed throughout the year and the road at Meadowhill had been included in our draft works programme for 2020/21 following an earlier assessment.

This works programme will be finalised in March.”

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More roads added to council’s repairs list for coming financial year

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.”
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