We appreciate this work has been disruptive and we are acutely aware of the impact this project has had on the local community.
Despite making good progress towards our aim of getting the road re-opened by 1st July, work has been delayed due to the discovery of an unknown pressurised sand and water table 7m below ground at our excavation to repair the sewer network adjacent to the West Centre.
This caused the excavation to flood and made it unsafe to progress. Specialists have investigated the issue and a solution is now being designed. This has led to a reduction of visible work on site, but please be assured that work is progressing to get a solution in place as soon as possible to allow progress to continue.
Work to install a de-watering system is being programmed to start the first week in June and we anticipate that the project will be completed by mid-September. The final completion may be interrupted due to the COP26 climate change event which Glasgow is planning to host in September, which could see the road re-open but reinstatement works delayed. We will keep the community updated.
We would also stress that we are working to complete this project as soon as possible. To this end, we may introduce 7 day working to try to speed up the full completion of the project.
Finally, we intend to issue a newsletter which will provide more detail about the work involved in the project, which has been undertaken by Scottish Water and its contractors. We hope this will be issued in the coming week.
We would like to offer our most sincere apologies for this latest delay, due to unknown factors, and we appreciate the patience and understanding shown during these extensive works.