Gas company SGN will shortly start work to upgrade its gas network in Skelmorlie.

The firm are replacing our old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable supply to the community.

This essential work forms part of an ongoing mains replacement programme developed with the Health and Safety Executive.

Following close consultation with Scotland Transerv, the initial stages of the project will start on Monday 24 February and last approximately seven weeks.

SGN Project Manager Graham Otto said: "On Monday 24 February, we’ll begin working in Shore Road between Eglinton Terrace and Shuma Court.

"During this phase to ensure everyone’s safety, temporary three-way traffic lights will be in place at each of these junctions for around three weeks.

"From Monday 16 March, we’ll continue working in Shore Road between Shuma Court and Redcliffe Manor. "

During this phase, temporary two-way traffic lights will be in place in Shore Road for around four weeks.

The project boss added: “We will be doing everything we can to limit disruption during our essential work in Skelmorlie.

"We appreciate that roadworks can be frustrating, however, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years.

"This means once the work is completed, Skelmorlie homes and businesses will enjoy the benefits of a continued safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come.”