Balerno Water Network Improvements
We are installing a new pipe along Bridge Road and Lanark Road West to improve the water supply to customers in nearby areas now and in the future.
Work started on Monday 20th May and is expected to be complete by December.
Update 16th August
We have now completed work outside the High school. Traffic lights have now moved to just beyond the second junction for Balerno High School which will open up the two junctions in preparation for the schools returning to normal on Wednesday, this will also open up the bus stop and drop off areas for the school.We have moved up approximately 100m to within the traffic lights on Lanark Road. These lights will be manned to help maintain traffic flow.
On 26th August we are due to start work on pipelaying at the junction at Lanark Road West. There will be 3 way traffic lights in use for 6 weeks then as the work moves east along the road there will be 2-way traffic lights for a further 6 weeks.
We are currently reviewing the design to cross the bridge over the Water of Leith and will return to install the main over the bridge when this is review is completed.
During the project we will be working from the from the roundabout at the south end of Bridge Road, up to Lanark Road West and travelling eastbound to the junction with Sommerville Road.
To minimise disruption the work will take place in 100 metre sections and the traffic lights will be manually controlled during peak hours. The team will also be taking advantage of the longer summer days by working longer hours in an effort to complete the project as quickly as possible.
Once the pipe has been laid, we will have to carry out further works along the route of the pipeline to connect customers to the new supply.
The new 700 metre long, 250mm diameter plastic pipe replaces a 60 year old cast iron pipe which has come to the end of its serviceable life and is the source of low pressure issues in nearby areas.
We will be updating this page regularly with our progress.