Road closure as £22m investment work progresses

The new Nereda tanks under construction on site
The new Nereda tanks under construction on site

As the construction of Scottish Water’s £22m waste water treatment works continues in Inverurie, a road closure will be required to move on to the next stage of the project.

In order to install new pipework connecting to the treatment works, a closure on the B993 Keithhall Road will be required for approximately three weeks.

The road closure will be in place in both directions from Saturday, March 31 at the current waste water treatment works, and a full diversion will be in place for the duration of the closure.

Local access will be maintained as far as possible and access to the nearby cemetery will also be maintained.

The multi-million pounds project is being carried out by Scottish Water’s alliance partner ESD, a joint venture between Galliford Try, Stantec Treatment and Black and Veatch.

Keith Robertson, ESD site manager for Inverurie, said: “This £22m project will use an innovative process called ‘Nereda’, which is a new method of wastewater treatment, pioneered by several wastewater companies in the Netherlands.

“The work has been going well on site and has so far taken place entirely within the boundary of the existing Scottish Water site, without any day to day impact on customers.

“Unfortunately this road closure is necessary to excavate and install this pipework safely. We have timed this work to coincide with two weeks of the school Easter holidays in an effort to keep disruption to a minimum. We are also working with Aberdeenshire Council to ensure that access is maintained to the nearby cemetery.

“I would like to thank customers and road users for their patience. We would ask them to bear with us and plan their journeys during this period to take account of the road closure. Our team will be work to get this phase finished as quickly as possible.”

Anyone with questions or concerns about the arrangements can contact Scottish Water and ESD by calling 0800 0778 778 and giving the reference ESD/Inverurie.