Traf­fic man­age­ment key ahead of ma­jor Tar­bert sewer project

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.’

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