Roadworks in Newton Mearns to be extended for another six weeks!

Extension to roadworks for six weeks are set to cause more traffic woes on southside
Extension to roadworks for six weeks are set to cause more traffic woes on southside

Scottish Water is advising road users and residents in the Newton Mearns area of East Renfrewshire that some road traffic management which had been due to be completed yesterday (October 3) has been extended by six weeks.

Scottish Water’s alliance partner Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) is installing a new stretch of water main from Waulkmill Glen reservoir near Newton Mearns to Amlaird Water Treatment Works near Fenwick as part of a £120m investment in the drinking water network.

To enable this work to be carried out, some temporary traffic management has been required on the A77.

Due to unforeseen engineering issues, the work is being extended for a further six weeks.

Scottish water will have a rolling programme of temporary traffic lights starting south of East Renfrewshire Golf Club. The work will then move south at intervals of about 100 metres.

Local access will be maintained at all times and all traffic management measures will be well signposted.

Scottish Water liaised with East Renfrewshire Council’s roads department when planning the road traffic management.

A spokesman said: “We apologise for any inconvenience to road users, businesses and customers in the area and thank them for their continued patience and understanding.

“Scottish Water is improving the water supply network by installing a total of about 30 miles of new water mains to connect the system in Ayrshire with the Greater Glasgow area’s network.

“The other sections of new mains will be a section of about 13 miles from the Fenwick Waterside area to Dundonald in South Ayrshire and a section of about six miles from the Pollok area to a reservoir storage tank in the south of Glasgow

The new and expanded network will enable Scottish Water to provide customers with greater security of supply and to respond more effectively to operational issues such as burst water mains and minimise disruption to customers.”