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 take around 6 months to complete.
Road Closure at Bavelaw Green - Update 18th July
The road closure was removed last night (Wednesday) and the junction re-opened with 3-way lights in operation. These lights will in operation for a further 2 weeks.
Once reopened, there will be a further 2 week period of 3 way traffic lights at the junction before we move to the next phase of works on Bridge Road.
Above: Road Closure at Bavelaw Green
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.