Major water works for the heart of Milngavie

Milngavie Precinct'1/8/11'Photo Emma Mitchell
Milngavie Precinct'1/8/11'Photo Emma Mitchell

Major work is bout to start to fix water mains with the aim of preventing floods which have plagued businesses in the heart of Milngavie.

Scottish Water is about to start a programme of improvements to the water supply in the Stewart Street area.

A number of properties, mainly commercial premises, and road users have been affected by bursts on a water main, disruption to normal water supplies and flooding in the street over the past few years.

Contractors Fastflow, working for Scottish Water, will start work on Sunday, November 3 to install a new 120 metre-long stretch of plastic pipe.

The pipe will replace the existing cast-iron pipe and is less susceptible to bursts.

The £65,000 project is expected to be completed in about two weeks.

Some road traffic management will be required while the work is progressing.

This will comprise three-way temporary traffic lights at the junction of Stewart Street and Park Road for the first week of the work.

Work will be temporarily stopped on Sunday, November 10 to minimise any disruption to the Armistice Day commemorations.

Mark Maclaren, Scottish Water’s regional community manager, said: “We are pleased to be carrying out this improvement work in the Stewart Street area of Milngavie.

“This will benefit businesses that have been affected by burst water mains in the past.

“We will do everything we can to complete this work as quickly and efficiently as possible and to minimise any inconvenience to people in the area.

“We are sure that local businesses and road users will appreciate that any short-term inconvenience while the work is carried out will be far out-weighed by the long term benefits this improvement work will deliver.

“We thank them in advance for their co-operation and understanding.”