Nov 16 2011 by Judith Tonner, Airdrie & Coatbridge
Scottish Water’s roadworks move on to Broomknoll Street
A STRETCH of Broomknoll Street in Airdrie will be closed until the end of the month for the final phase of Scottish Water’s drainage improvement programme.
However, the latest section will not be shut off until adjacent Cairnhill Road finally reopens to traffic after almost five months of roadworks.
The water authority will be working on sewers and pipes to connect to their new underground infrastructure, designed to end the flooding problems in Airdrie town centre.
Motorists will be diverted round Weavers Road and Stirling Street to negotiate the closed section, which is due to reopen by November 30.
A Scottish Water spokesperson said: “The work on Cairnhill Road will finish before we move on to Broomknoll Street, so there is still a route maintained for traffic to access the town centre.
“The work on Broomknoll Street will finish at such a time that there is minimal impact on the Christmas traffic.”
Scottish Water are also inviting residents to attend a drop-in information session at the Tudor Hotel from 4 to 7pm on Monday.
It will focus particularly on the project taking place in and around the former Aldi car park on Manse Road and nearby Craig Street and Lorne View, whose residents will each receive a written invitation.
They will also have information on a planned period of 24-hour tunnelling around Airdrie station, which will take place for 15 days in February.
Project manager Brian Dalton said: “We are inviting local people to this event where they will receive additional information about our work in the area and have the opportunity to ask questions.
“Information regarding expected noise levels and floodlight requirements will be available, and as these short-term extended working hours may affect people, we welcome the opportunity for discussion.”
Anyone who is unable to attend but would like to discuss the project is asked to contact Scottish Water’s helpline on 0845 601 8855.