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Road closure on Queens Drive Langside Rd in Glasgow

09 May 2016

Scottish Water is advising road users in part of the south of Glasgow of some road traffic management as we progress with work on the construction of the Shieldhall Tunnel.

A short stretch of Queen’s Drive/Langside Road near the tennis courts will need to be closed for about one year to enable us to construct a shaft within the site compound in Queen’s Park.

This shaft will enable the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), which will construct the 3.1 mile-long tunnel from Craigton to Queen’s Park, to be removed at the end of the work.

A second, smaller shaft in Queen’s Drive will be constructed to connect the new tunnel to the existing sewer network.

Preparatory work to divert existing utilities started in March and the next phase of work is due to start on about May 30 and is expected to take about a year to complete.

The road traffic management has been organised in liaison with Glasgow City Council’s roads department.

Local diversions will be in operation via Prospecthill Road, Cathcart Road and Calder Street for north-bound traffic and via Allison Street, Cathcart Road and Prospecthill Road for south-bound traffic.

We have liaised with all affected businesses and will continue to do so.

Mark Maclaren, Scottish Water’s community manager for the project, said: “Our Shieldhall Tunnel preparatory work is progressing and we require this road traffic management to enable is to continue.

“We will do everything we can to minimise any inconvenience to road users, local residents and businesses and can assure them that any traffic disruption will be far outweighed by the long-term benefits our investment will deliver.”

Scottish Water is holding an information event to enable people to learn more about our work, view our plans, meet the project team and ask any questions they might have.

The information event will be held at Queen’s Park Bowling Club, 381 Langside Road, Glasgow G42 8DA on Wednesday May 18 from 4pm to 7pm.

The £100m Shieldhall Tunnel, which will run from Craigton to Queen’s Park, is a key part of Scottish Water’s £250m, five-year programme of work, launched in 2013, to improve river water quality and the natural environment and tackle flooding. This is the biggest investment in the Greater Glasgow area’s waste water infrastructure in more than a century.

The team involved in the Shieldhall Tunnel for Scottish Water, known as the Glasgow Tunnel Partnership, is a commercial joint venture between Costain and VINCI Construction Grands Projets (correct) called CVJV, with additional local partners George Leslie and AECOM. Technical support is being provided by CH2M.