RESIDENTS are being thanked for their patience after a busy road in Giffnock was closed for almost one year.

It comes after a multi-million-pound project to tackle sewer flooding on Braidholm Road was completed in June.

The works saw a new offline underground storage tank installed beneath the grassed open space on the south side of the road.

It will help provide extra capacity for stormwater during extreme weather events.

In total, over 1,000 tonnes of low-carbon concrete were used to construct the 13-metre deep tank and overspill chamber.

Scottish Water’s Corporate Affairs regional manager for the west, Georgina Reid said: “We are committed to delivering g net zero emissions by 2040 and beyond and every project we undertake is a step towards achieving that aim.

“The carbon saving in Braidholm Road is the equivalent of 220 return flights from Paris to New York and important lessons have been learned that we can apply elsewhere.”

Now that the work is completed, Scottish Water and George Leslie Ltd who completed the works, are to host a drop-in event to say thank you.

It will be held on Wednesday, July 19, at Glasgow Hutchesons’ Aloysians (GHA) Rugby Football Club from 4pm until 7pm.

Georgina added: “It will be an opportunity for the community to feed back to us about what has worked well and where we can perhaps look to improve.

“We could not have achieved the delivery of such a large and complex engineering project if it wasn’t for the patience and co-operation of residents and road users and we are extremely grateful to them.

“I hope as many people as possible can come along to this event so that we can thank them in person.”