Driv­ers warned over gas works dis­rup­tion

New pipes to be laid

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Scot­tish Gas Net­work (SGN) will to­day start a ma­jor 30-week project in the Cam­bus­lang area.

It will mean dis­rup­tion for both mo­torists and res­i­dents liv­ing nearby.

But the group say the work, which is cost­ing £425,000, is es­sen­tial and will in­volve re­plac­ing old, metal gas mains with new plas­tic pipes which have a min­i­mum life­span of 80 years.

The project has been split into eight phases.

Dur­ing phase one, which will take ap­prox­i­mately eight weeks to com­plete, they will be work­ing in Brown­side Road.

Work will be­gin be­tween the junc­tions with West Coats Road and Buchanan Drive and will then be­tween the junc­tions with Chatel­her­ault Av­enue and Hawthorn Walk.

Tem­po­rary traf­fic lights will be in use through­out this phase.

Work will then move to Chatel­her­ault Av­enue for phase two of the project.

A road clo­sure will be in place for ap­prox­i­mately two weeks. How­ever, SGN say lo­cal ac­cess will be main­tained at all times. The re­main­der of the project will in­volve Rich­mond Drive, Buchanan Drive, Well­shot Drive, and Cen­tral Av­enue.

Dur­ing each phase, rolling road clo­sures will be in place. How­ever, lo­cal ac­cess for res­i­dents will be main­tained at all times.

The fi­nal stage, on Glas­gow Road and Cam­bus­lang Main Street, will be com­pleted in Jan­uary and will take ap­prox­i­mately one week to com­plete. This could in­volve tem­po­rary re­stric­tions to foot­paths and sus­pend­ing some park­ing.

SGN project man­ager ,Graeme Walker, 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.

“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.”

All change The work will cen­tre around Brown­side Road in Cam­bus­lang

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