Final phase of Scottish Water improvements

Scottish Water working at Manse burn behind Bearsden shops.
Scottish Water working at Manse burn behind Bearsden shops.

Scottish Water is about to start the second and main phase of an important environmental improvement project in Bearsden.

They are investing £350,000 in improvements to the waste water infrastructure which will help protect and enhance the natural environment of the Manse Burn, which runs through the centre of Bearsden, and the Allander Water.

This second and final phase starts on June 29 for six weeks until August 11. It has been timed to coincide with local school holidays to minimise disruption.

There will be a temporary closure to through traffic of a short section of Drymen Road (A809) at Thorn Drive and sections of Thorn Drive and the use of local diversions. Access will be available for local residents, businesses, deliveries and emergency services within the closed sections of roads.

However, Scottish Water is reminding people that it will be ‘business as usual’ for shops and businesses in the Bearsden Cross area during the project and access to car parks near Bearsden Cross will not be affected.

There will be temporary parking restrictions in Thorn Drive and part of Thorn Road.

The main diversion route for through traffic, not local traffic, will be from Canniesburn Toll, along Milngavie Road (A81) into Milngavie, along Craigdhu Road (B8050), through the Baljaffray roundabout and onto Stockiemuir Road (A809) and Duntocher Road (A810) and the same in reverse.

A drop-in information event will be held at Bearsden Hall from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday June 17.