THE START date of a year-long road closure in Giffnock has been changed.

Scottish Water will carry out works to stop sewage flooding in the grass area at the East Renfrewshire town's Braidholm Road.

Previously, the traffic restrictions were scheduled to go ahead from Monday, June 27.

Now, the company has confirmed that the full closure of a short section of the road, from Merryton Avenue to Merrylee Park Avenue, will come into effect on Monday, August 1.

However, work to create the construction site on the grassed area will begin as planned, at the end of June.

To facilitate this, starting on  Monday, July 4, a temporary road closure will be in place on a short stretch of Graffham Avenue, at the Graffham Avenue and Whitton Drive junction closest to Braidholm Road, for around five days. 

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From Monday, August 1, Braidholm Road will be closed to through traffic from Merryton Avenue to Merrylee Park Avenue for 11 months with local diversions in place.

There will be no parking, however, pedestrian access will be maintained. Access will be maintained to Braidbar Farm Road and Park Grove Avenue via traffic lights during this time.

Then, from Monday, August 1 until October, access to Braidbar Farm Road and Park Grove Avenue will be from the direction of Glasgow Hutchesons’ Aloysians (GHA) rugby club along Braidholm Road.

From October until June 2023, access to Braidbar Farm Road and Park Grove Avenue will be from the direction of Giffnock Police Station along Braidholm Road.

This change is not anticipated to impact the overall programme of works which are expected to take around 13 months for completion.

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Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s Corporate Affairs manager for the west, said: “We fully recognise these works will have a major impact on residents in the area and we continue to work with them to minimise the disruption as far as possible.

“Following a recent public information event, we have listened to concerns and are actively exploring all options available to reduce the impact.

“However, it is essential these works are carried out to reduce the risk of repeated internal flooding issues and deliver benefits to the wider community.

“We would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while this major investment is delivered.”