A SECTION of road in Port Glasgow will go down to one lane over a week next month while Scottish Water install a top up tap.

The publicly owned utility company is advising road users that a short stretch of Greenock Road, near to Coronation Park, will be reduced to one lane for approximately nine days starting on May 6.

This will allow groundworks to be carried out to ensure the new Top Up Tap can be installed in Coronation Park and connected to the water main at this location. 

Road traffic management has been agreed in conjunction with Amey.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs manager in the west region, said: “We are excited to bring one of our shiny, blue Top Up Taps to Port Glasgow.

“Once installed, people in the town will be able to enjoy great-tasting Scottish Water while they’re on the go – all they need to do is remember their refillable water bottle.

“We appreciate that the road traffic management required for its installation might cause some delays for road users.

"However, without the temporary restrictions in place there is simply no other way of installing the tap safely due to the location of the water main.

“We would like to thank road users and local residents in advance for their patience and understanding.”