A SERIES of road closures will take place as part of a major project to protect East Renfrewshire homes from flooding.

Scottish Water is to install an underground storage tank in Giffnock to alleviate pressure on the existing waste water network during extreme weather events.

This will provide capacity for extra stormwater storage, with the water being pumped back into the network when capacity allows.

The tank will be installed under a grassed area on the south side of Braidholm Road, next to its junction with Whitton Drive and Graffham Avenue.

Work is due to begin on Monday, June 27, and is expected to take 13 months to complete.

A full closure of a short section of Braidholm Road, from Merryton Avenue to Merrylee Park Avenue, was due to come into effect next week but has now been put back until Monday, August 1.

From Monday, July 4, a temporary road closure will be in place on a short stretch of Graffham Avenue, at the Graffham Avenue/Whitton Drive junction, closest to Braidholm Road, for around five days. This will allow access to be built to the construction site.

From Monday, August 1, Braidholm Road will be closed to through traffic from Merryton Avenue to Merrylee Park Avenue for 11 months, with local diversions in place.

There will be no parking but pedestrian access will be maintained. Drivers will be able to use Braidbar Farm Road and Park Grove Avenue via traffic lights during this time.

From August until October, access to Braidbar Farm Road and Park Grove Avenue will be from the direction of Glasgow Hutchesons’ Aloysians (GHA) rugby club, along Braidholm Road.

From October until June next year, access to the same streets will be from the direction of Giffnock Police Station.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs manager for the west, said: “We fully recognise these works will have a major impact on residents in the area and we continue to work with them to minimise the disruption as far as possible.

“Following a recent public information event, we have listened to concerns and are actively exploring all options available to reduce the impact.

“However, it is essential these works are carried out to reduce the risk of repeated internal flooding issues and deliver benefits to the wider community.

“We would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while this major investment is delivered.”