In­ves­ti­ga­tion for Tar­bert sewer project

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS - Laura Maxwell ed­i­tor@ar­gyll­shiread­ver­

Scot­tish Wa­ter’s plans to im­prove Tar­bert’s sewer net­work and tackle flood­ing in the area are pro­gress­ing with in­ves­ti­ga­tion works about to be­gin.

The site in­ves­ti­ga­tions will in­form the de­sign and im­ple­men­ta­tion of im­prove­ments needed to help re­duce the risk of flood­ing in the vil­lage’s Har­bour Street and Bar­more Road.

Work will be car­ried out by con­trac­tors on be­half of Scot­tish Wa­ter’s al­liance part­ner amey Black and Veatch (aBV), and is ex­pected to take four weeks.

From Mon­day Septem­ber 24, in­ves­ti­ga­tion work will be phased along Bar­more Road from the Vic­to­ria Ho­tel to Har­bour Street near to Loch Fyne Gallery.

Full pedes­trian ac­cess will be main­tained, but tem­po­rary traf­fic lights and park­ing re­stric­tions will be in place to en­able this work to be car­ried out safely. De­tails of all re­stricted ar­eas and as­so­ci­ated dates will be dis­played in ad­vance.

Paul Mil­li­gan, com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager with aBV, ex­plained: ‘We’ll be dig­ging trial pits to con­firm the lo­ca­tion of ex­ist­ing ser­vices and ground con­di­tions in the area.

‘This in­for­ma­tion will then be used to de­ter­mine the best en­gi­neer­ing so­lu­tions for the project and so it is re­ally im­por­tant that these in­ves­ti­ga­tions are car­ried out. Any ar­eas we dig will be re­in­stated upon com­ple­tion.’

Ruar­idh MacGre­gor, cor­po­rate af­fairs re­gional man­ager at Scot­tish Wa­ter, added: ‘We pro­grammed this in­ves­ti­ga­tion work to take place at a time when we were able to avoid any im­pact on the busy sum­mer tourist sea­son, as well as the Tar­bert Mu­sic Fes­ti­val and Tar­bert Book Fes­ti­val.

‘Dur­ing the four-week pe­riod, we’ll do all we can to keep dis­rup­tion in the area to a min­i­mum.

‘We’d also like to re­mind peo­ple that all lo­cal busi­nesses will be open as nor­mal dur­ing this time, and thank ev­ery­one for their pa­tience and un­der­stand­ing.’

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