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Work will start this month to rip up Holmston Cycle Lane say council bosses

THE disaster cycle lane implemented on Holmston Road will be ripped up near the end of the month following a decision last week.

The decision was announced at a public consultation inside Ayr's County Building's last week, moments after many locals voiced their opinions at the meeting.

Council bosses admitted they had known nothing about the plan for the £60,000 cycle lane before it was constructed on one of Ayr's busiest roads.

Ayrshire Road's Alliance, who implemented the double-laned cycle path were put to shame by residents, many saying it was a total waste of time and money.

The work to rip up the lane is expected to take around three weeks to complete, depending on the weather and will start on the Monday, 24th of October.

It will be done in a few phases, starting with the rubber edging kerb and bollards. The extended bus pavements will also go as part of the rip up.

The last part will be to remove the washed out blue painted paths and to reinstate the white road markings to their original position.

A South Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “The decision has now been taken that the Holmston Road cycleway is removed and the carriageway restored to the initial condition existing before these works took place. Following this decision, these works will now be progressed.”


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