Scottish Water carrying out emergency repair on Glasgow’s Kilmarnock Road


SCOTTISH water is carrying out an emergency repair in Shawlands after reports of external sewer flooding.

The company said investigations have revealed what appears to be a partial collapse of a branch pipe on Kilmarnock Road.

Two-way traffic lights have now been installed to allow for repair works between Carment Drive and Eastwood Avenue.

Trefoil Avenue has been closed at its junction with Kilmarnock Road.

The works are expected to take around two weeks. 

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Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager, said: “We must put these measures in place so that we can take steps to help prevent further flooding and carry out a permanent repair which we expect to take approximately two weeks.

“We are acutely aware of the impact these works, and associated traffic management will have on residents, businesses and road users and we will do all we can to minimise the disruption.

“We apologise to customers who will no doubt be as disappointed as we are to have to move back into the area so soon and we’re working as quickly as possible to get these essential repairs completed.”

The collapsed branch pipe is next to the previous section of main line sewer that was repaired in January of this year.

That project involved the replacement of the damaged section and reinforcement of an additional 70 metres of sewer.


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