Work is set to begin on a £1.7m project to prevent sewer flooding in a West Lothian street.
A small number of residents in Armadale’s Brown Street have reported sewer flooding during heavy rainfall when the network becomes overwhelmed.
Scottish Water said the investment will increase the capacity of the sewer network to better protect properties and streets from external and internal flooding.
The work – which will take around ten months to complete – will start on Monday, October 26.
The project will involve the installation of a 70m-long and 2.1m-wide storm water culvert in Brown Street, and a total of 169m of larger sewer and surface water pipes along Brown Street and Station Road.
A site compound will be situated in a cul-de-sac off Station Road for the full duration of the work.
Brown Street, from the junction with Station Road to Robertson Court, will be closed to traffic from the start of the works for ten months. A diversion will be put in place via Anderson Avenue.
There will also be roadworks on a section of Station Road with a lane closure and three-way temporary lights. Footpaths will remain open where possible.
Scottish Water said the closures are needed to “ensure the safety of the public and workers and allow enough space to excavate and install the new, larger sewer pipes”.
The project will be delivered by Scottish Water’s alliance partner, amey Black& Veatch (aBV).
Scott Fraser, Scottish Water’s regional corporate affairs manager, said: “We know that sewer flooding can cause a great deal of distress for people and so it’s fantastic that this work to tackle the issue is now getting under way.”
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