There will be disruption to roads and closures and delays will be inevitable at some point throughout the construction period.
But taking it under parks will reduce the impact and Scottish Water give an assurance that this has been a factor in the route planning.
This is welcome as it seems around every corner there are roadworks some lasting months and others completed only to be dug up again a few months later.
What is certain is the necessity of the project to reduce the risk of flooding in the area and improve water quality.
Much of the infrastructure under our streets is more than 100 years old and is in desperate need of repair or replacement.
The tunnel is part of wider £250m project of investment to improve the network of pipes that bring clean water into our homes and transfer waste water for treatment.
A properly resourced water system is vital to the health of any city and while there may be some disruption to traffic the essential nature of this project is undeniable.
Scottish Water need to keep the public informed and in turn we need to show some patience.