Sauchiehall Street to close as Avenues project progresses

Road closures around Sauchiehall Street will be in place as work continues to transform the appearance of Glasgow city centre with the Avenues project. The £1.8 million urban redevelopment plan will focus on seven city centre roads – aiming to improve connectivity and introduce green space alongside better access for cyclists and pedestrians.

Civic Engineers, who recently opened a studio in Glasgow, were awarded the contract to help deliver the development, which is part of the £1.13 billion Glasgow City Region Deal.

Key areas for work are Argyle Street west, Argyle Street east, St Enoch’s Square, the Underline (a pedestrian and cycle route linking Great Western Road with the city centre), Sauchiehall Precinct, Cathedral Street and North Hanover Street. The project is planned for completion in 2022.

As part of the next stage of the transformation work, Sauchiehall Street will be closed from Pitt Street and Scott Street to Blythswood Street and Rose Street.

The restrictions will be in place between 9.30am and 3.30pm from Monday 19th until Wednesday March 21st.

The changes will require the reversal of one-way traffic flow on Blythswood Street, between Bath Street and Sauchiehall Street, changing it to north bound only and the banning of south bound turns from Sauchiehall Lane into Blythswood Street.

North Hanover Street northbound, from George Square to Cathedral Street will be closed for separate works from 1am on Saturday March 17th to Monday 19th.