Two month road closure for the southside

More traffic chaos for southside motorists as Scottish Water announce road closures.
More traffic chaos for southside motorists as Scottish Water announce road closures.

Scottish Water is advising road users in the southside of some road traffic management to enable work to progress on improvements to the waste water infrastructure there.

A short stretch of Aikenhead Road, from its junction with Curtis Avenue to its junction with Curling Crescent, will be reduced from four lanes to one lane with temporary traffic lights for single-file traffic in both directions from October 16.

Diversions will be in operation via King’s Park Avenue, Cathcart Road and Prospecthill Road in both directions and will be signposted.

The road traffic management was organised in liaison with Glasgow City Council’s roads department.

A spokesman for the utility company said: “We apologise to road users for any inconvenience and thank them in advance for their patience and understanding. The work is expected to last for about two months.

“The road traffic management will enable Scottish Water to work on the construction of new pipes and increased storage which will help tackle flooding in the area.”

The waste water improvement work is part of Scottish Water’s £250m, five-year programme of work, launched in 2013, to improve river water quality and the natural environment and tackle flooding. This is the biggest investment in the Greater Glasgow area’s waste water infrastructure in more than a century.