Byres Road/Great George Street Roadworks

As part of an investment to upgrade the gas network in Hillhead, SGN will be starting roadeworks on Byres Road and Great George Street on 11th January 2016, lasting for 8 weeks.

The following information is taken from SGN's website:

This essential work involves the replacement of 1.7km of old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply.

Following discussions with Glasgow City Council, work will start on Monday 11 January. The project will be carried out in phases and it will take approximately eight weeks to complete the first two phases of work.

Phase one – approximately four weeks

From Monday 11 January we will be working in Byres Road for approximately four weeks.

Work will start at the junction with Cresswell Street which will be temporarily closed for around two weeks. A signed diversion route will be in place via Great George Street and Cranworth Street.

Our engineers will then progress to Great George Street which will also be temporarily closed for an estimated two weeks. A signed diversion route will be in place via Cresswell Street and Cranworth Street.

Two-way temporary traffic lights may be required in Byres Road at times. However, the majority of our work between the two junctions will take place in the footpath. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.

Phase two – approximately three to four weeks

In the second phase, work will move to Great George Street where our team will be working between Cresswell Lane and Lilybank Gardens Lane. Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place to safely control traffic past our work area.

It will be necessary to temporarily close Cranworth Street at the junction with Great George Street during this phase of work. Access will be maintained via Creswell Street.

The car park in Lilybank Gardens will remain open as usual and access will be maintained.

Some parking restrictions will be in place around our work area throughout the project and also in Cranworth Street during phase one. We would be grateful for your cooperation in observing these to allow us to complete the work as quickly as possible.

We are sorry about any inconvenience our work causes and would like to thank residents for their patience. This is a complex engineering project, however we always aim to minimise disruption whenever possible.

Source: SGN