Waste water improvement project to begin in the Southside

Work is being carried out on behalf of Scottish Water, beginning on Monday, June 18.
Work is being carried out on behalf of Scottish Water, beginning on Monday, June 18.

Work on a project to improve Scottish Water’s waste water infrastructure in the southside will begin later this month.

Scottish Water’s £3.2m investment project begins on Monday, June 18, and will be carried out by the utility’s contractor George Leslie.

The work is expected to last five months.

The utility is completing the upgrade of a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) in Langside Drive with better screening and new pipework to reduce the frequency and volume of waste water spillages in storm conditions, and so help improve the water quality in the White Cart Water.

Some road traffic management is necessary to enable the work to take place and road users are urged to follow signs which will be displayed.

For the duration of the project, Langside Drive will be closed between its junction with Riverside Road and Tantallon Road.

From Monday, July 2, a further road closure will be in place on Riverside Road between Langside Drive and 44 Riverside Road.

This will be in place for up to four months.

Also, Tantallon Road will be closed westbound for approximately one week from Monday, July 2.

Speaking about the project, Ruaridh MacGregor, Scottish Water Corporate Affairs regional manager, said: “We’re sure that the public will welcome the benefits that this work will bring to the local environment.

“We’ll do all we can to minimise any disruption for the local community while the work is being carried out, and would like to thank all local residents and road users for their patience and understanding.”

The investment forms part of Scottish Water’s £250m, five-year programme of work, launched in 2013, to improve river water quality and the natural environment and tackle flooding across the Greater Glasgow area.

For further information, visit www.scottishwater.co.uk.