There are a number of significant development projects happening over the next five years that individually are remarkable and innovative but collectively will transform the city centre and encourage more people to live, learn, work and play in the area.
Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme and Queen Street Railway Station Redevelopment
In November 2016 construction work will begin on the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station. This will be a major milestone in the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) which is revolutionising Scotland's railway across the Central Belt. The work, due to be completed in summer 2019, will enhance passenger facilities and increase available space, creating a station that meets projected future growth and better serves the needs of rail users. Following the completion of works in Queen Street High Level tunnel and the reopening of the high level platforms, hoardings will remain in parts of the station to allow for preparatory work to take place. The station will remain open and train services will be fully operational throughout the course of the works, however retail outlets will remain closed ahead of demolition in 2017. All changes and alternative arrangements will be clearly signposted in advance and station users should only experience a minimal amount of inconvenience.
Details of the station redevelopment can be found at www.egip.info/projects/queen-street-station-redevelopment-consultation-part-2.
Queen Street also serves as a key interchange for Glasgow's Subway which itself is currently undergoing its own modernisation programme while remaining fully functional.
Find out more here http://www.spt.co.uk/subway/modernisation
The investment of £228million in two new city and riverside campuses will strengthen the city's academic credentials.
For more information visit https://www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk/about-us/new-campus-project
This project will complete the Central Scotland motorway network, with benefits including less congestion and safer, quicker journeys.
For more informqtion visit http://www.transport.gov.scot/project/m8-m73-m74-motorway-improvements
Keep up-to-date with traffic information here http://trafficscotland.org/