Drainage work to tackle flood risk

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Motorists going through Bearsden Cross have faced some long delays recently while essential drainage work is being carried out.

The aim of the work, which is being done by the council’s neighbourhood services team, is to improve the drainage system and prevent flooding in the area.

However, they acknowledge that there has been and will continue to be an impact on traffic flow.

The works have been carried out in a few locations including a section of the A809 Drymen Road between its junctions with Roman Road/Thorn Road and Ledcameroch Road, Bearsden.

This started on Monday, August 25 and is due to be completed at 6pm on Sunday, September 28.

Ledcameroch Road will also be closed from its junction with Drymen Road westwards for a distance of 10 metres, from 9.30am on Monday, September 15 until 6pm on Sunday 28 September.

Temporary two and three way traffic signals will be used to control traffic movements on Drymen Road between Bearsden Cross and Ledcameroch Road. The temporary traffic signals will be manually controlled between 7am and 7pm, each day.

Thorn Road will re-open at 6pm on Sunday, September 14 after it was closed from its junction with Drymen Road westwards for a distance of 10 metres from 9.30am on Monday, August 25.

Neighbourhood network manager Keith Scrimgeour said: “These are essential works, however, they will result in delays in the area.

“The drainage system needs urgent attention to prevent flooding in the area in the future and this is especially important with winter just around the corner.

“Diversion routes will be marked clearly.

“I would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and I would urge residents to be patient while the drainage repairs are carried out.”

East Dunbartonshire Council is responsible for almost 19,000 gullies on roads, footpaths and car parks.

Gullies are designed to allow water to run off the carriageway or footway into the drainage system below.

The gullies have grids to help stop leaves, litter and animals from falling into the gully and causing a blockage which in turn could result in flooding.