Motorists face more misery after being told traffic restrictions in part of East Renfrewshire are being extended until March next year.

Scottish Water is carrying out work in the Braidholm Road area of Giffnock to prevent homes being flooded with sewage.

Now it has been confirmed that existing road traffic management measures will remain in place for another five months.

The extension is due to "unforeseen circumstances that have led to the sequence of operations during the project being amended."

Scottish Water said a manufacturing defect has been discovered in some of the materials it has been supplied with for the pipe-laying along Braidholm Road and a number of "uncharted services" have been uncovered.

Georgina Reid, corporate affairs manager for the west region, told the Barrhead News: “We’d like to reassure everyone that the target overall completion date of June 2023 for this essential investment remains unchanged.

“While we recognise this extension to the roadworks will have the most impact on residents on the south side of Braidholm Road, to the immediate west of Braidbar Farm Road, our priority is to complete the project on schedule and to the high standard our customers expect and deserve.

"We remain on target to achieve both.”

Scottish Water said work is "progressing well" on a new underground storage tank being installed beneath the grassy open space next to the junction of Whitton Drive and Graffham Avenue.

Residents, motorists and businesses have been thanked for their "ongoing patience and understanding."

Braidholm Road remains closed to through traffic from Merryton Avenue to Merrylee Park Avenue, with local diversions in place.

There is no parking but pedestrian access is being maintained.

Access to Braidbar Farm Road and Park Grove Avenue is maintained via traffic lights.