Traffic management key ahead of major Tarbert sewer project
THE IMPACT on Tarbert’s roads will be kept to a minimum while the village sewers undergo a major upgrade.
The undertaking was given by Scottish Water in the wake of a public information day at the Templars Hall on Wednesday March 28.
A £3 million scheme is expected to begin early in 2019 and take about nine to 12 months to complete. The project will involve the installation of a larger diameter pipe between Barmore Road, the harbour and pumping station.
A Scottish Water spokesman said: ‘We would like to thank the local residents who took the time to come along to our recent information event.
‘We hope they found it as useful as we did. We welcome the community’s feedback and would like to reassure them our project team will continue to listen to their views. It is expected our project to reduce the risk of flooding from the sewerage system on Harbour Street and Barmore Road will begin early next year. As the project hasn’t reached the detailed design stage, we’re not yet in a position to provide specifics on how the local roads will be impacted.
‘We appreciate careful consideration needs to be given to any traffic management required for this project. As such, we’ll continue to liaise closely with Argyll and Bute Council and BEAR Scotland, keeping them updated on our plans and working with them to agree on what will be suitable. We know Tarbert is a busy, vibrant village which attracts visitors from all over, so we’ll make every effort to minimise the impact on the roads network and keep disruption to a minimum. We’ll continue to do all we can to keep local residents, business owners and stakeholders updated on our work.’