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. 

Update 20th December: 

Following the Christmas holidays, we will be starting work on to install the new water main across the brige on Bridge Road. This work will start on the 17th January and take approximately 2 weeks. There will be temporary traffic lights here for this time. 

Following this we will return in February to start work on the transfering of services to the new water main along Bridge Road and Lanark Road West. This work will take around 10 weeks to complete. There will be some temporary traffic lights during this time but where possible we will remove traffic lights and the end of a shift and will use lane narrowing to do the works to try to minimise the traffic lights. 

Overview of work:


Balerno map

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.