SEVERAL major roads across the Southside are set to shut this month for essential water work.

Road traffic management will be in place across a number of sites as Scottish Water pushes ahead with its pipe installation work to improve the water mains network in the area with several roads closed or experiencing reduced lanes.

Most of the work is part of the Glasgow Resilience Project which is aimed at protecting supplies for around one million customers throughout the city and Ayrshire.

Local access will be maintained throughout the works, which are set to last anywhere from two weeks to three months depending on the road, but drivers will be subject to diversions and delays are likely.

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The new water main is being installed in the Ibrox, Mosspark, Pollok, Priesthill, Nitshill and Parkhouse areas of Glasgow.

It's expected work will be completed by next year.

A spokesperson for Scottish Water said: "We have liaised with Glasgow City Council’s roads department when planning the road traffic management.

"We apologise for any inconvenience and thank affected road users in advance for their patience and understanding.

"Local access will be maintained for residents and emergency services. Footpaths will remain open and shops on Braidcraft Terrace will be open as usual.

"The road closure will enable us to carry out important work to install sections of water main as part of the Glasgow Resilience Project, which involves the installation of seven miles of new pipes."

A full list of closures and lane reductions throughout the south west of the city are as follows:


From January 10:

Linthaugh Road - lane reduction for two weeks

Braidcraft Road - lane reduction for two weeks

Corkerhill Road - lane reduction for two weeks and section between Mosspark Boulevard and Mosspark Drive closed for 10 weeks

Kilmarnock Road - lane reduction for three months

Trefoil Avenue - closed for up to three months

From January 24:

Linthaugh Road - closed in both directions

Braidcraft Road - reduced to eastbound traffic with contraflow system in place at roundabout


Third Avenue - closed until May

Second Avenue - one lane closed until May

Carmunnock Road - lane reduction and two bus stops closed until May

Mosspark Boulevard - footpath closed


Meanwhile, work is also going on at Bellahouston and Lochar Parks which is providing some disruption for those visiting the area.

The project is being delivered for Scottish Water by Caledonia Water Alliance, our alliance partner, and is expected to be completed in 2023.

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Residents can ask the project team questions about the project via a live chat which is scheduled to take place on Scottish Water's virtual information platform on Monday, January 10, and Tuesday, January 11, from 8am to 5pm.

Access the chat here.