Traffic headaches for Newton Mearns drivers

Yet more traffic woes for southside drivers
Yet more traffic woes for southside drivers

Scottish Water is advising road users and residents of some road traffic management in the Newton Mearns area of East Renfrewshire during work on a £120m investment in the drinking water network which will benefit more than 200,000 people and businesses in much of Ayrshire and parts of East Renfrewshire.

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.

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

From Monday, August 8, a rolling programme of temporary traffic lights will be used from about 250 metres north of East Renfrewshire Golf Club in Ayr Road (A77) Newton Mearns, moving south at intervals of about 100 metres as the work progresses.

This road traffic management is expected to be required for about eight weeks.

In addition, from Monday, August 15 for about four weeks, there will be temporary traffic lights on a 100-metre-long stretch of the A77, starting at the junction at Little Loch Fishery.

Scottish Water apologises for any inconvenience to road users, businesses and customers in the area and thanks them in advance for their 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.