Mill Street Sewer Renewal Dingwall
We are investing in a project to renew a section of sewer running under Mill Street in Dingwall, to ensure it can continue to serve customers and protect the environment, with reduced risk of blockages.
To allow our contractor Morrison Construction to complete this essential work safely, the affected section of Mill Street will need to be closed to through traffic for up to 12 weeks from Monday 12th September, 2022.
At a Glance
Delivered by Morrison Construction
Approx. 12 weeks to deliver
A section of the sewer beneath Mill Street is in a deteriorating condition and needs to be replaced.
Why We Are Doing This
The sewer running beneath Mill Street between its junctions with Millcraig Road and Wyvis Terrace has been identified via surveys as being in deteriorating condition. Replacement of the pipes is needed to ensure they can continue to serve customers and protect the environment, with reduced risk of blockages.
The pipe's condition also presents a risk of unplanned disruption to the road network in the future if it is not replaced.
What We are Doing
To allow a team from contractor Morrison Construction to complete the essential work safely, the affected section of Mill Street will need to be closed to through traffic for up to 12 weeks from Monday 12th September. Safe access arrangements for local residents will be supported by the team on site and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout. There is not expected to be any disruption to customers’ drainage while the work is taking place.
A signposted diversion for through traffic will be in place via Newton Road, Tulloch Avenue (Kinnairdie Brae) and Back Road.
We recognise the need to close a section of Mill Street is disruptive for local residents and businesses. Unfortunately, the location and depth of the excavation that is needed in a relatively narrow road means that this is the only option to carry out the work safely.
Our team will do all we can to ensure the arrangements for local access and the diversion operate smoothly, but we would like to apologise for the inconvenience that our work will cause.
Scottish Water and Morrison Construction have written to homes and businesses in the affected area of Dingwall with further information about the work and the traffic measures which will be in place.
Local businesses will be open as usual and provision will be made to ensure parking is available for customers while the closure is in place. The road is scheduled to re-open to through traffic by Friday 9th December.