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  • Writer's pictureKenneth Gibson MSP

Major £2 Million Upgrade of Skelmorlie Water Supply

Scottish Water has announced that from Tuesday 07 May 2024 they will start an 11-month project to install nearly two miles of new pipework along the A78 from Wemyss Bay towards Skelmorlie.

The current cast-iron water main is in a poor condition and has a history of frequent bursts.

The £2 million investment is to avoid such bursts in the future and ensure Skelmorlie has a more reliable water supply.

Works will take place between 8am and 5pm with a convoy system being used to manage traffic during these hours while temporary traffic lights will be used overnight.

Road closures will be required on Castle Road and Meigle Road towards the end of the project for approximately two weeks.

All Skelmorlie residents will be notified via letter drop and there will also be a targeted social and traditional media campaign.

Skelmorlie’s MSP, Kenneth Gibson commented:

“I’m pleased that work to upgrade the water main will soon begin.

“Many Skelmorlie constituents have contacted me about this issue, particularly last January when a water burst affected an estimated 12,000 properties across Skelmorlie and Inverclyde.

Scottish Water expects disruption to traffic to be ‘minimal’ during works, with passage for blue light services being safeguarded.


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