Drivers in Bridge of Weir are being reminded to expect disruption on a busy road for around two months.

From Monday, October 9, the village's Main Street will be closed to through traffic as a £1million project to tackle sewer flooding enters a "key phase".

The work to install upgraded pipework, which is expected to take around eight weeks, requires a full closure of a 50-metre stretch of the carriageway.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager in the west, said: "While the road will be closed to vehicles pedestrian access will be unaffected.

"It will still be possible to drive into the village, park and walk the short distance either side of the works to local shops, cafes and restaurants.

"The diversion in place – via Houston Road, Barrochan Road and Bridge of Weir Road – is to ensure the route can accommodate all vehicles including HGVs.

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"It is really important that people remember they can still access everything the village has to offer."

The installation of the new, larger section of sewer was originally going to be carried out under a single lane closure to help minimise disruption to the community.

However, a significant number of uncharted services were found in exactly the location the project team planned to lay the new pipework. These were not found during site investigations carried out in 2021.

Georgina added: "The only safe way to complete this phase of the project is under a full road closure.

"We will continue to work with the community and stakeholders to minimise the amount of disruption these essential works will cause.

"Once completed the project will significantly reduce the risk of sewer flooding, bringing peace of mind to the village for many years to come."