Tay Street and Shore Road Sewer Upgrade

A significant project is currently being delivered at Tay Street and Shore Road which involves the installation of an upgraded sewer pipeline with a diameter of 2.2 metres . This section of ‘super sewer’ will play a key role in supporting the city’s continuing growth, while also reducing the risk of sewer flooding affecting low-lying areas near the Tay between Muirton and the city centre.


This work is being delivered on Scottish Water’s behalf by its capital project delivery partner Caledonia Water Alliance. 

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Tay Street, Perth

By super-sizing a 500 metre section of the trunk sewer next tothe River Tay, we can provide additional capacity for new development while also alleviating flood risk that affects our customers. Photo credit: Paul Milligan.

Road Closures and Traffic Management

To allow work to take place safely, Tay Street and the north end of Shore Road are closed to traffic, with signposted diversions in place.

Tay Street: closed between Canal Street and Marshall Place. Westbound traffic is diverted via Canal Street, Scott Street, Victoria Street and King Street. The diversion for eastbound traffic is via King Street and South Street.   

Shore Road: There is a full road closure on Shore Road with Edinburgh Road being used as a diversion route between Marshall Place and Friarton Road.

The 3-way traffic lights in place on Edinburgh Road at the junction with Friarton Road are being manually controlled between the hours of 15:30pm and 17:30pm Monday -Friday. In addition, Cromlix Road will be closed at the junction with Friarton Road during the hours of 15:30PM-17:30PM Monday to Friday to prevent commuters utilising this road as a short cut. The alternative exit route for HGVs only is still in operation via the roadway at the southern edge of the Lesser South Inch. Entry and Exit from the South Inch Car Park is from the top end of Shore Road via Marshall Place utilising the previous exit only. Please note the car park is now Pay and Display as installed and operated by Perth and Kinross Council.  

Please follow all signage in place during the works.


Pedestrian and Cycle Access

Pedestrian and cycle access will be maintained, including access to Moncrieffe Island via the railway bridge – and a single one-way lane will be made available for local access only to Tay Street homes and businesses throughout the Christmas period 2023 before becoming fully closed on Monday 8th January for approximately 3 months.


Local businesses remain open as usual throughout.


Community Engagement

We carried out a well attended information event at the Salutation Hotel in April 2023 to discuss the project with the Perth community. This event gave us the chance to show our information boards detailing the project and the necessary road closures that would be in place as well as answering any questions from the public.

Since then we have promoted the project and road closures significantly through use of news, radio, and social media advertising. We have also continued to regularly update our website with the most up to date project information.

The project team will continue to keep residents and businesses informed and respond to feedback throughout the delivery of the project, while a community liaison group has also been formed where our Project Team meets with members of the community and stakeholders monthly to discuss the project.