Positive report from road works commissioner

Independent review of performance

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The independent watchdog for road works in Scotland has given us a positive report for 2019/20.

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner has published its Performance Review for the last year, and classified North Lanarkshire's position as "good".

It particularly highlights the council's performance for the average number of road works recorded per 100km as "an example for other road authorities". North Lanarkshire recorded and co-ordinated 198 works per 100km, compared to the average of 103 for similar Scottish authorities.

The review assesses how well each authority has met its statutory obligations for the co-ordination of road works.

"This report reflects the high standard of work carried out by the council and its partners Amey Public Services LLP to co-ordinate road works over the 1,500km of road across North Lanarkshire," said Councillor Michael McPake, Convener of the Environment and Transportation Committee.

"Our road network is vital to the daily lives of residents and businesses so it is important that road works are planned and coordinated and meet the quality standards expected."

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