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Road traffic management Viewpark Drive, Rutherglen

20 February 2018

Residents in Rutherglen are being advised of road works as a £3.2m improvement project to tackle flooding in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire continues.

The project involves the installation of new pipework and a new sewer chamber on Viewpark Drive to improve the capacity of our waste water infrastructure.                                    

The next phase of work begins today, Monday 19th February, and a road closure is necessary at the crossroads of Viewpark Drive and Victoria Road. Road traffic management has been arranged in liaison with South Lanarkshire Council and diversions will be in place.                                       

The work is being delivered by Scottish Water’s delivery partners amey Black & Veatch (aBV) and is anticipated to last approximately six weeks. 

Ruaridh MacGregor, Scottish Water Corporate Affairs Regional Manager, said:

“This work in Viewpark Drive is part of a programme of work to help tackle historical flooding issues. We understand how much disruption flooding can cause for residents so, when complete, it will greatly benefit the area.”

He added:

“I’d like to thank affected customers and road users in advance for their patience and understanding and can assure them that any short-term inconvenience will be far out-weighed by the long-term benefits this investment will deliver for the affected properties.”

The project is part of a £250 million, five-year programme of work Scottish Water announced in February 2013 which will continue to improve river water quality and the natural environment of the River Clyde, enable the Greater Glasgow area to grow and develop, alleviate sewer flooding and deal with the effects of increased
rainfall from climate change.