But that isn’t good enough says a man who first complained about the footpath problem four decades ago.
The local, who does not wish to be named, said: “Back then, there was no footpath, just a grassy, earth bank. The authorities agreed this was a hazard and installed the footpath.
“In recent years though, the earth slowly crept down and encroached on the footpath leaving a very restricted area to walk on.
“Walking on that side of the road, pedestrians have to step onto the road into the path of oncoming traffic.”
The man contacted the council in July about the problem, but was told no action would be taken because it was not a public footway and there was a pavement on the other side.
It is also understood the council has no record of who owns the land.
The man added: “The proposed remedy wasn’t satisfactory as it means schoolchildren will still be exposed to a hazardous stretch of road.”
A South Lanarkshire Council spokesperson said: “This area is not a public footway. It is a slabbed verge to help prevent encroachment of the embankment onto the road.
“There is a footway on the northern side of East Kilbride Road that is more suitable for pedestrians.”
Cambuslang West Labour councillor, Richard Tullett, said: “It would need nvestigation to establish the ownership of the land so that the enquiry about ensuring the embankment and the slabs are properly maintained can be properly addressed.”