Work is due to begin on two new 'super-crossings' at the University of Glasgow.

As part of a programme of improvements to University Avenue, the pedestrian crossing will be improved to accommodate an increase in footfall expected over coming years.

Work on the first crossing, outside the University's Main Gate, will begin on March 4 and will be completed by late October.

Construction on the second,outside the James McCune Smith Learning Hub, will begin at the end of October and will last until February 2020.

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Two-directional traffic along University Avenue will continue as normal throughout construction but will be restricted to one lane through the short section where the work is taking place.

Two sets of traffic lights managing traffic flow will be in place.

Work will be undertaken in two phases - the westbound lane (towards Byres Road) to close first, followed by the eastbound lane (towards City Centre).

The overall works for University Avenue will also see pavements widened and 'improved infrastructure' to future-proof the campus against increased footfall when the James McCune Smith Learning Hub and other buildings in the £1 billion Campus Development programme start to open.

Cycle lanes, that are currently in place on the uphill sections of University Avenue, will be removed during the works, with wider 1.5 meter lanes reinstated upon completion.

The bus stops outside the McIntyre Building and the Reading Room will be temporarily relocated nearby.

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Ann Allen, Executive Director of Estates and Commercial Services at the University of Glasgow, said: “We of course understand that this will be a particularly disruptive piece of work for our staff, students and local residents. It is important, however, that we take this opportunity to make our campus safer, and create an environment that better serves and complements our existing campus, and the new developments that we’ll be building in the future.

“We recognise that this is a difficult period for everyone who uses University Avenue and we have been in extensive consultation with Glasgow City Council and our contractors to keep both traffic and people moving and disruption to a minimum. I should like to thank everyone for their patience during this period.”

As previously reported by the Evening Times, campaigners slammed Glasgow University for a "backwards step" in cycle safety on its campus.

Cyclists formed a 'human cycle lane' at the side of University Avenue, where they argue Glasgow University should be building segregated lanes to protect bikes.