Drivers are warned to expect road delays

Tunnel boring machine involved in Shieldhall project.
Tunnel boring machine involved in Shieldhall project.

Scottish Water is advising road users on the southside to be aware of some upcoming road traffic management as they progress with work to upgrade the waste water network.

Part of the work will involve the construction of a manhole and associated pipework in Prospecthill Road starting on around June 28 as work progresses on the Shieldhall Tunnel project.

During this time, the west-bound carriageway of Prospecthill Road from its junction with Aikenhead Road to its junction with Prospecthill Drive will be closed.

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

Scottish Water is progressing with its £250m, five-year programme of work, launched in 2013, to improve river water quality and the natural environment and to tackle flooding.

This is the biggest investment in the Greater Glasgow area’s waste water infrastructure in more than a century.

Meanwhile, over in Newton Mearns and Barrhead, as work to improve the water infrastructure service to customers, a section of Stewarton Road at the junction of the B769 and Netherplace Road will be closed for five days from Friday, July 1.

A diversion route, along Malletsheugh Road and Aurs Road will be signposted, but drivers are being advised to expect delays at peak times during the morning and evening rush hours.

Scottish Water’s work in the area involves the installation of a new water main from Waulkmill Glen to Amlaird Water Treatment Works near Fenwick, East Ayrshire. This is part of a £120m investment in the water network which will benefit more than 200,000 people and businesses in much of Ayrshire and parts of East Renfrewshire.