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Inverclyde and Renfrewshire Mains Upgrade

Work to install about 12.5 miles of new water mains between Greenock Water Treatment Works (WTW) and customers in Kilmacolm and Lochwinnoch is about to start in Greenock on the 29th November 2016. The project is to improve water quality in these areas and is expected to be completed by late 2017. Most of the pipework will be laid through fields to reduce the impact to our customers.

The work will involve the following:

  • Installation of three miles of new water main from Whinhill Service Reservoir in Greenock to Dougliehill Service Reservoir
  • Construction of a new pumping station at Whinhill Service Reservoir to pump water from there to Dougliehill Service Reservoir and another at Burnbrae near Quarrier’s Village
  • Installation of three miles of water mains from Dougliehill reservoir to Kilmacolm, which will tie in to the existing water mains in the village

Traffic Management:

Work is starting on Kilmacolm Road on the 29th November that will require the use of three-way temporary traffic lights at the junction with Glenbrae Road. This work is expected to take 15 weeks in total with a two week break over the Christmas period from the 23rd December. There will also be some parking restrictions on Kilmacolm Road and Glenbrae Road during the work.

Glenbrae Road Traffic Management

Separate road traffic management in Kilmacolm Road, Greenock will also start from 29th November for 20 weeks, again with a two week break over the Christmas period.  Here, there will be temporary traffic lights near Knocknairshill Cemetery moving in 300 metre sections towards Dougliehill WTW. We will keep the community updated with information of the traffic management and affected customers will be notified in advance of any planned interruption to their water supply.

Knocknairshill traffic management