Lift access pulled from Central Way footbridge for a week

Lift access to the Central Way footbridge in Cumbernauld will be closed for one week while essential maintenance work is carried out from today (Monday)

Monday, 26th October 2020, 9:10 am

Alternative routes for pedestrians will be in place throughout the work,

The lift is located in Ettrick Way, adjacent to the Fleming House offices on Tryst Road, and takes pedestrians to the Central Way footbridge and the shopping areas. The stairs next to the lift and the footbridge will remain open.

Two alternative routes will be clearly signposted: via the Cumbernauld Shopping Centre and pedestrian underpass at Asda; and via the Antonine and Cumbernauld Shopping Centres.

Ian Martin, Group Manager (Estates) at North Lanarkshire Council, said: “Inspections of the lift have shown that a significant repair is necessary to ensure its long-term reliability, and this means a week-long closure to complete the work.

“We appreciate this is a busy route for people visiting the shopping centres, however we have ensured there are alternative routes for pedestrians and people with prams or wheelchairs. We have also worked with our contractor to ensure the time of the closure is kept to a minimum.”