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Scottish Water is advising road users in the south of Glasgow that Aikenhead Road will re-open on Friday 13 April 2018 following improvement work on the city’s sewer network.

The utility’s contractors Costain Vinci Joint Venture (CVJV) have now completed this project which involved a 55 metre stretch of new waste water pipe being laid to increase the capacity of the sewer and reduce the risk of flooding in the area.

A section of Aikenhead Road had to be closed at the beginning of January to enable the work to get under way. A lot of hard work has taken place since then and the road will reopen later this week, six weeks ahead of schedule and in time for the Scottish Cup finals.  

Ruaridh MacGregor, Scottish Water’s Corporate Affairs Manager, said:

“We’re delighted that our contractors have finished this high profile improvement work well ahead of schedule. That’s testament to how well the teams from CVJV and Scottish Water worked together on this project.

“Road users in the area will certainly be happy to hear the good news and football fans travelling to Hampden for the Scottish Cup semi-finals this weekend. It was essential that this improvement work was carried out.

He added:

“The local community has been extremely understanding throughout the closure and we’d like to thank local residents, businesses and road users for their co-operation and patience.”

This work forms part of Scottish Water’s £250m investment in the upgrade of parts of the waste water network across the Greater Glasgow area to help tackle flooding and improve river water quality in the River Clyde and its tributaries.