More misery for city centre motorists

MOTORISTS face extended disruption in Glasgow city centre after delays hit major roadworks.

Loading Comments
Share
Print

Last month the Evening Times revealed two weeks of works were to hit Nelson Mandela Place as contractors replaced water mains. Now roads chiefs have announced an extra time will be required.

Subsidence has been blamed for the extension which will see Nelson Mandela Place and West George Street, between West Nile Street and George Square, remain closed until Friday.

Roads chiefs say West George Street will operate as a two-way road from Buchanan Street to George Square to allow access, but motorists are being warned to experience delays, especially at peak times.

A Scottish Water spokesman said: "We apologise for any inconvenience to road-users, but it has been necessary to extend the temporary closure because of some subsidence on the road near Queen Street Station.Nelson Mandela Place was closed from January 21 to enable Scottish Water's contractors to progress with work on the upgrading of water mains in the city centre.

"We had anticipated re-opening the road by today but, due to the subsidence, we have had to extend the road closure until February 8 to allow us to investigate the cause of the subsidence and carry out any repair work."

Local diversions will remain in place to allow road access to George Square.

Scottish Water say the £3.5million water mains upgrade, which started in July 2012, will reduce the risk of bursts and the inconvenience to customers, road users and pedestrians.

home improvement

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

114495

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

Yorkhill does great work and Black Friday

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

Glass of wine saves my day but not my diet

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.