Southsiders ask ‘will roadworks ever end?’

Yet more roadworks announced  for the southside.
Yet more roadworks announced for the southside.

Just when you thought it was safe to take the car out of the garage once more - Scottish Water announce yet more roadworks!

Road users in the Nitshill area of Glasgow and Barrhead are being advised of some road traffic management while the utility company progresses with major investment in its water network.

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, which will benefit people and businesses in parts of East Renfrewshire.

Part of the work includes the laying of a water main and the construction of a new pumping station at the Gorbals Water Treatment Works in Darnley.

To carry out this work, it is necessary to install a new underground power supply cable which will follow a four-mile route from Crookston to Darnley.

This will, in turn, require road traffic management on the A736 at the junction of Hurlet Road, Barrhead Road, Nitshill Road and Glasgow Road from Monday, October 24 for about three weeks.

In addition, contractors will have temporary traffic lights on the A77 just north of Cairn Road, Loganswell for work that also forms part of this project. This road traffic management will also start on October 24 and is expected to be required for about three weeks.

Scottish Water liaised with local authority roads departments when planning these works.

The utility apologises for any inconvenience to road users, businesses and customers in the area and thanks them for their continued patience and understanding.

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