New work to prevent floods

Scottish Water drainage work being carried out on Maryhill Road, Cluny Park, near Killermont shops
Scottish Water drainage work being carried out on Maryhill Road, Cluny Park, near Killermont shops

Scottish Water has started another important environmental improvement project in Bearsden to prevent flooding from the nearby river .

The project, which involves the installation of a new Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) on the grass area adjacent to Maryhill Road (A81) just to the north of its junction with Killermont Avenue, Bearsden, will reduce the number of spills from an existing CSO into the River Kelvin during prolonged heavy rainfall.

The work, which is being carried out for Scottish Water by contractors George Leslie, is expected to be completed in about three months.

A short stretch of the inside lane of the city-bound side of Maryhill Road, close to the junction with Killermont Avenue, will be closed for two weeks from Monday (February 8).

Further road traffic management will be required during parts of the work.

Mrs Joanna Peebles, Scottish Water’s regional communities team manager, said: “We are very pleased to have started this important project, which will significantly improve the environment on the River Kelvin.

“We would like to thank affected customers and road users in advance for their patience, understanding and co-operation during this work and we are sure they will appreciate that any short-term inconvenience will be far out-weighed by the long-term benefits this investment will deliver to the local environment.”

Work is progressing across the area to convert the ageing infrastructure into a modern, integrated and sustainable drainage system that will improve river water quality and the natural environment of the River Clyde and its tributaries, enable the area to grow and develop, alleviate sewer flooding and deal with the effects of increased rainfall and climate change.

As part of this same investment programme, Scottish Water completed a £350,000 environmental improvement project last August to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Manse Burn, which runs through the centre of Bearsden, and the Allander Water. That project, also carried out by George Leslie, involved the installation of a screen to a sewer overflow on the Manse Burn in Drymen Road near Thorn Drive.