Mearns Road Newton Mearns
Scottish Water is investing just over £506,000 to upgrade the local water network in Newton Mearns, providing additional resilience and ensuring our customers can continue to enjoy clear, fresh drinking water.
The project is being delivered by our in-house delivery team with our main contractors Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA).
It is expected to take around 19 weeks for completion.
At A Glance
- Improving resilience
- Over £506k Investment
- Main Contractors CWA
- Anticipated 19 Week Duration
Water Mains Upgrade
Work commenced Monday 4th July and will move in phases along Mearns Road.
What We Are Doing
On Monday 4th July 2022, work to upgrade around 1.2km of water mains begins on Mearns Road at the junction of Kinnaird Avenue. The work will move in phases, on a rolling programme, along Mearns Road before coming to an end at the junction of Flenders Road.
To enable the works to be carried out safely, some road traffic management will be required on Mearns Road, with the road closed to through traffic on three separate occasions.
From Monday 4th July for approximately two weeks, temporary traffic lights will be in operation on Mearns Road at its junctions with Kinnaird Avenue and Duart Drive.
Once completed, it is anticipated that work will then move to the road’s junction with Falkland Avenue.
From the end of July/beginning of August, work is then expected to move further along Mearns Road and a short section of the road will be closed between Broomlands Road and Kirkle Drive. Diversions will be in place.
Once completed, it is anticipated that work will move to the junctions of Kirkle Drive, Broomcroft Road, Neidpath Road East, and Laigh Road. Temporary traffic lights will be in operation.
From around Monday 5th September, for approximately one week, work will move to the junction of Roddinghead Drive and Mearns Road. Temporary traffic lights will be in place.
Once completed, work is expected to move further up Mearns Road just past the road’s junction with Roddinghead Drive mid-September. From this point, the stretch of Mearns Road up to Flenders Road will be closed to through traffic for around 5 weeks and drivers are urged to follow diversions.
From around Monday 17th October, for approximately one week, work will move back down Mearns Road with the road closed to through traffic between its junctions with Kinnaird Avenue and Falkland Avenue. Diversions will be in place.
All temporary road traffic management and restrictions have been agreed in conjunction with East Renfrewshire Council.
Local residents and road users are thanked in advance for their patience and understanding while these essential improvements are carried out.
Why We Are Doing ItWith a history of bursts and interruption to normal water supplies for customers in the area, this investment will help to reduce the risk of bursts, increasing the resilience of the water mains network for the local community.
It will ensure customers continue to enjoy clear, fresh, drinking water.
The project is expected to cost just over £506,000 and will be delivered by Caledonia Water Alliance.