Transport

Major upgrade work on gas network in Hyndland to last until the summer

By Ian Marland at

Gas engineers are to begin the next phase of an 18-month project to upgrade networks in the Hyndland area.

SGN, formerly Scotland Gas Networks, is investing £1.2 million to improve the network to ensure a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.

As part of the wider project, SGN will begin working in Clarence Drive on Wednesday (May 4).

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The initial work over the next few weeks will avoid major disruption to traffic, as cars will be able to pass in both directions as engineers progress towards Hyndland Road.

However, motorists are warned that temporary traffic lights will be needed as the upgrade proceeds along Clarence Drive towards Hyndland Road in the summer.

A spokeswoman said: “Our work will take up a small section of the northbound lane of the road between its junctions with Airlie Street and Lauderdale Gardens, but traffic will still be able to pass our work area in both directions.

“Our project will progress along Clarence Drive towards Hyndland Road, where it will be necessary to use temporary traffic lights.

“We expect this section of the work to take place during the school summer holidays when the roads are normally quieter. We’ll contact local businesses and residents in advance of starting work at the junction.

“We always aim to minimise disruption, however, we are sorry for any inconvenience which may be caused. We will make every effort to ensure our works are completed as soon as possible.”