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Scottish Water progress on “most complex” ground collapse repair

Scottish Water engineers have describer work on repairing a ground collapse triggered by a failed sewer in Clydebank “as one of the most challenging pieces of work they have ever undertaken”.

The water company said that work on the “complex repair” to the collapse in the middle of the A82 Great Western Road, which occurred earlier this month, is progressing well.

A short stretch of the outside lane of the west-bound carriageway of the road near the Drumry roundabout remains closed while the work progresses.

The 84 year old sewer failed due to tree root ingress and the ground collapse caused the tree to fall into the void, which is reported to be 17m deep.

spokesman for Scottish Water said: “This is one of the most complex jobs of this kind that we can remember.

“We don’t usually deal with anything as deep and we are working at the limit of what our equipment can deal with.

“The scale and nature of this work means that the road traffic management is necessary to protect road users and workers and enable vehicular access to the site.

“But we are continuing to do everything we can to complete this work and re-open the closed lane as quickly as possible.

“We apologise for any inconvenience to road users and thank them for their patience and understanding.”


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