Gas­works will cause road­chaos

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS - Leona Greenan

The heart­bro­ken par­ents of a five-month-old baby who passed away sud­denly last week have paid trib­ute to their“lit­tle trea­sure”.

Lit­tle Jaime Don­nelly died on Sun­day, Septem­ber 3, af­ter a con­gen­i­tal heart de­fect went un­de­tected.

He stopped breath­ing and was rushed to Wishaw Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal where he passed away.

Fam­ily and friends have de­cided to rally round and fundraise in his name to help out oth­ers in sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tions – and have so far col­lected over £1500.

Jaime’s mum Heather Hin­shel­wood, of Wood­head in Hamil­ton, said that the fundrais­ing has given her com­fort dur­ing this tragic time.

The 37-year-old said: “The last week has been ut­ter hell for us.

“Any­thing I can do to help other peo­ple in this sit­u­a­tion I will, be­cause there are just no words to de­scribe how this feels.”

Heather added that Jaime was a healthy, happy baby.

She said: “Jaime was an ab­so­lute plea­sure. He was so con­tent and meet­ing all the mile­stones he was sup­posed to, he was just per­fect.”

And the mum con­tin­ued: “He ab­so­lutely loved it when I sang Don Mclean’s Vin­cent to him – es­pe­cially the ‘starry, starry nights’ part as he was my wee star.

“He also loved swim­ming and read­ing the Gruf­falo’s child book with his dad Mark, as well as spend­ing time with his two big broth­ers Jack and Joshua.”

Jaime’s dad Mark Don­nelly (47) said Mo­torists are fac­ing months of road­works as a £300,000 in­vest­ment to up­grade the gas net­work in the Burn­bank Road area of Hamil­ton gets un­der­way.

Fol­low­ing dis­cus­sions with South La­nark­shire Coun­cil, the work by gas dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany SGN, will start on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18, and will last for ap­prox­i­mately 14 weeks.

Work will be­gin in Burn­bank Road at its junc­tion with Yews Cres­cent. Tem­po­rary two-way traf­fic lights will be in place in Burn­bank Road when re­quired, mov­ing along the east­bound car­riage­way as work pro­gresses. The lights will en­sure traf­fic can flow past the work area safely and will be man­u­ally con­trolled to min­imise dis­rup­tion to mo­torists.

Dur­ing the 14-week project, SGN will also be work­ing in Yews Cres­cent, Dalziel Street, Lin­den Lea and Lin­wood Ter­race. Some park­ing re­stric­tions may be in place oc­ca­sion­ally, but ac­cess to drive­ways will be avail­able at all times.

The work forms part of an on­go­ing gas mains re­place­ment pro­gramme in Hamil­ton de­vel­oped with the Health and Safety Ex­ec­u­tive. It in­volves re­plac­ing old, me­tal gas mains with new plas­tic pipe.

SGN project man­ager David Black said: “We’ve worked closely with the lo­cal author­i­ties in plan­ning this work and we will be do­ing ev­ery­thing we can to min­imise dis­rup­tion dur­ing our es­sen­tial project.

“Where pos­si­ble, we’ll be work­ing ex­tended hours and on week­ends to en­sure our work is com­pleted as quickly and ef­fi­ciently as pos­si­ble.

“We ap­pre­ci­ate that road­works can be frus­trat­ing, how­ever, the new plas­tic pipe has a min­i­mum life­span of 80 years. This means once the work has been com­pleted, homes and busi­nesses in the area will en­joy the ben­e­fits of a con­tin­ued safe and re­li­able gas sup­ply for many years to come.”

Brother­s­jaime loved when his big brother Jack played the ukulele to him Per­fect wee boy­five-month-old Jaime Don­nelly Hap­pier times­jaime with his big brother Joshua Beau­ti­ful boylit­tle Jaime Don­nelly passed away last Sun­day

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