Aberdeen MP praises work to cut flooding on city road

The section of King’s Gate which is prone to flooding
The section of King’s Gate which is prone to flooding

Work to reduce the risk of flooding in a north-east community has been praised by the area’s MP.

Scottish Water has launched a £500,000 project to alleviate sewer flooding on King’s Gate near its junction with Anderson Drive.

Aberdeen road to shut for 12 weeks during £500,000 sewer works

A new sewer will be laid in the eastbound carriageway, providing additional capacity during storm conditions when high volumes of water overwhelm the existing network.

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Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson has hailed the work as “life- changing”.

He said: “This project will be nothing short of life-changing for residents.

“The area has flooded on multiple occasions in the past few years and members of the public need to be protected as much as possible.

“I’m sure members of the public will understand the disruption. It’s a massive public works project. It will be worth the wait.”