Scottish Water extend roadworks

Library  image - more traffic woes for drivers on the southside.
Library image - more traffic woes for drivers on the southside.

Road users in the southside of Glasgow are set to be confronted with yet further delays to their daily commute to work.

Scottish Water is advising of an extension of some existing road traffic management as they progress with work to upgrade the waste water network, including the Shieldhall Tunnel.

Part of this work involves the construction of a manhole and associated pipework in Prospecthill Road. This started in late June and was due to have been completed by now.

However, The Extra can reveal that Scottish Water have discovered some uncharted utilities which need to be diverted before they can install the new manhole and carry out the necessary pipework.

This means that the west-bound carriageway of Prospecthill Road, from its junction with Aikenhead Road to close to its junction with Prospecthill Drive, will now remain closed until early September - around six weeks longer than was originally anticipated!

Some further road traffic management will be required after this and Scottish Water have promised to inform affected road users, customers and businesses in due course.

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

A spokesman said: “We will do everything we can to minimise any inconvenience to road users and would like to thank them for their continued patience and understanding.”

Scottish Water is progressing with its £250m, five-year programme of work, which commenced in 2013, to improve river water quality and the natural environment and to tackle a historical problem of flooding in certain parts of the southside. This investment in the area’s waste water infrastructure ihopes to resolve this particular problem.