Major Paisley town road closures for environmental investment project

10th Jan 2021

Work is continuing on Scottish Water’s £3.5m project to help improve the water quality and natural environment in the White Cart Water, Paisley.

The next phase of works, which involves upgrades to a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) in Mill Street, Paisley and improvements to the waste water infrastructure in Seedhill Road, Paisley, begins on Monday 11 January 2021.

From Monday 11 January 2021, Seedhill Road will be closed at its junction with Mill Street for approximately three months.

From Monday 8 February, the southbound carriageway of Mill Street, Paisley will be closed at its junction with Seedhill Road for around two months. Traffic will be diverted onto a contraflow on the northbound carriageway during this time.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager in the west region, said: “This investment is building on the great work that’s already been done in Paisley with the successful completion of the Paisley Tunnelling Project in 2018. Once completed, the installation of better screening and new pipework will bring even more benefits for the local environment. This new infrastructure will reduce the frequency and volume of waste water spillages into the White Cart Water in storm conditions.”

She added: “Some road traffic management will be necessary for the work to take place but we’ll do all we can to minimise any disruption for the community. The children’s play park in East End Park, near Mill Street, will be available for use as normal. We’d like to thank all local residents and road users in advance for their patience and understanding.”

The project is being carried out by Scottish Water’s civil engineering contractor George Leslie Ltd., and is expected to be completed by May 2021.

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