26 June 2023
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End of the Road (Works) for Giffnock Flood Project26 June 2023
The road has now been reinstated and fully reopened to traffic.
Construction of a multi-million-pound project to tackle sewer flooding in Giffnock, Glasgow has been completed a month early.
A new storm water storage tank and overflow pipe – alongside a new upgraded sewer network – will protect properties along Braidholm Road during extreme weather.
Work on the project, delivered by partners George Leslie Ltd, started in June last year and was due to complete July 2023. Traffic management on Braidholm Road – which had been in place since the project began – has now been removed.
Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs manager in the west, said: “This has been a challenging project for the engineers and especially for the local community.
“The logistics of constructing a 13metre deep storm tank in the middle of a residential area were huge and residents faced significant disruption.
“Our project team worked hard with them to help minimise the impact wherever possible and we’re incredibly grateful for their patience and understanding. We’re pleased they will now benefit from the flood protection the new infrastructure will bring.
“It will help reduce the risk of sewer flooding in the area and make a real difference to the households who have suffered internal flooding of their properties in the past.”
A new 13 metre deep storm tank has been built
The local sewer network has been upgraded
The new offline underground storage tank has been installed beneath the grassed open space on the south side of Braidholm Road next to the junction with Whitton Drive and Graffham Avenue.
It will provide extra capacity for storm water storage during extreme weather events, alleviating pressure on the waste water network which has also been upgraded. The excess water will be pumped back into the network when capacity allows.
Georgina added: “Working with the community has been so important throughout this project. We’ve held regular information sessions to allow residents to speak to the project team directly to resolve any issues and allay any concerns.
“This is a great example of how we can all work together to deliver much-needed investment, protecting households and improving the environment.”
Jordan Taggart, Site Agent, George Leslie said: “We are grateful to all the people who have helped to make this happen.
“The project is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and the co-operation and patience of the local community.
“We are proud to have played a role in protecting them from future flooding.”
Reinstatement and landscaping works are expected to be completed by September.