Glasgow City Council's Executive Committee today (20 April) approved £250,000 funding to move towards the next stage of delivering the third and final phase of the East End Regeneration Route (EERR), which will complete the link between the M74 and the M8/M80.
This final part of the EERR will be a four lane route running through Glasgow's East End, between Biggar Street at the Parkhead Forge Retail Park and Provan Road at Alexandra Park.
The £250,000 funding will complete design, environmental impact, contract preparation and economic business case works to allow a full and detailed Economic Business Case on the third phase of the EERR to be presented to the council's Executive Committee.
A number of milestones have already been met in preparation for work beginning on the delivery of the route, such as the promotion of roads orders, the purchase of land and consent for a Public Local Enquiry granted. Glasgow City Council has been working with Network Rail and Transport Scotland on the proposals.
A council spokesman said: "The Executive Committee's decision allows work to begin on the completion of the Economic Business Case on the third phase of the East End Regeneration Route. This route is expected to bring economic and social benefits to the East End of the city."
The earlier phases of the EERR run between the M74 at Polmadie along the Clyde Gateway to the Gallowgate.
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