Old gas pipes being replaced in Milngavie

Work being carried out to replace gas pipe.

Work being carried out to replace gas pipe.

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Essential work by Scottish Gas Networks to upgrade the gas network in the Roselea Drive area of Milngavie has begun this week.

Gas distribution network company SGN is investing £145,000 as part of an ongoing mains replacement programme.

Metal gas mains will be replaced with new plastic polyethylene pipe, which will last for a minimum of 80 years, to ensure a safe and reliable gas supply.

The work started this Monday (August 17) and will take approximately 17 weeks to complete.

The first phase in Strathblane Road (A81), near the junction with Mosswell Road, will take about 13 weeks. Engineers will work along Strathblane Road to Lynn Drive and temporary traffic lights will be in place to control the flow of traffic. They will be manually controlled between 7am and 7pm to ease any congestion.

Phase two of the work, in Roselea Drive, from Strathblane Road towards the north end of the street, will be done over about four weeks.

SGN Project Manager Eric Taylor said: “We are mindful of people living in the area and will try to minimise noisy activities. We understand that roadworks can be frustrating and apologise for any inconvenience our work causes.”