Scottish Water: A8 in Greenock

Scottish Water Works: A8 in Greenock

25 April 2021

Third Party Works


Road users in Greenock are being advised by Scottish Water of some road traffic management during investigative work ahead of improvements to tackle flooding on the A8. 

A reduced lane traffic system will be in operation in East Hamilton Street (A8) from Sunday April 25 for six days. 

The contraflow system, which has been arranged in liaison with the roads authorities, will be in two phases.  

The first phase will involve the reduction of the westbound carriageway from two lanes to one adjacent to Inverclyde Council depot and the IBM office from April 25-28. 

The second phase will involve the eastbound carriageway at the same location being reduced from two lanes to one from April 28-30. 

Drivers are advised to allow extra time for journeys.   

Pedestrians are being advised that the pavement beside the westbound carriageway will be closed during this work. 

Local businesses will remain open as usual while the work progresses. 

The road traffic management will enable us to carry out investigative work before a project, expected to start next year, which will improve the waste water infrastructure in the area and help tackle flooding on the A8.   

The investigative work and the main project will be carried out by Scottish Water’s alliance partner Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA). 

The initial phase of the investigative work will involve trial pits being dug in the ground to confirm the location of existing services and access to manholes.  

Scottish Water and CWA will do everything possible to minimise disruption or inconvenience to affected road users and pedestrians during the road traffic management and would like to thank them in advance for their patience and understanding while this important work is carried out 

 Georgie Reid, Scottish Water’s Corporate Affairs Regional Manager, said: “We would like to ask drivers to allow additional time for their journeys.  

We do appreciate that the work will impact road users but we believe they will understand as the investigative work and then the project itself will benefit retailers, shoppers and the wider community by helping to reduce the risk of flooding in the future. 

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