A BUSY road in Glasgow is set to fully reopen after emergency works.

Pollokshields Road in the city's Shawlands area had to be reduced to one lane under temporary traffic lights to allow work on a damaged sewer recently.

However, now, the road restrictions are expected to be removed by the early evening of Thursday, February 1, Scottish Water has said.

It comes after the water firm said they completed a complicated emergency repair on the road nearly four weeks earlier than anticipated. 

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager in the west said: “We had been concerned about the presence of a strategic water main and high voltage cables close to where we needed to dig.

“However, once the excavation was started our contractor George Leslie Ltd was able to come up with a solution to work around these potential obstacles and reach the damaged sewer safely.

“Thanks to their ingenuity and resilience we have been able to complete the repair in less than half the time we had originally anticipated.”

“We would like to thank road users and residents for their patience and understanding given the inconvenience and disruption these works will have caused.”

The four-way traffic lights currently in operation at the junctions with Kilmarnock Road, Moss-Side, Pollokshields Road, and Abbot Street will be removed once the road is fully reinstated.