Roadworks on a busy Clydebank street will continue until September after "difficult road conditions" slowed the work on it.

Scottish Water says the upgrade of wastewater pipes on East Barns Street should have only taken four weeks for completion but will now run until the start of next month.

The national water utility body advised East Barns Street will remain closed between its junction with White Street and the entrance to St Margaret’s Hospice until the works are complete.

In a statement on their website, a Scottish Water spokesperson said: "These essential works to help improve the resilience of the local waste water network were originally anticipated to take around four weeks for completion. 

"Unfortunately, difficult ground conditions which have led to alterations in our working methods and resulted in slower than anticipated pipelaying progress. We are not as far along with the project as we would have hoped to be at this stage.

"Please be assured that we are doing all we can to progress these works as safely and as quickly as possible.

"We have brought a second excavator on site to help with backfilling and weekend working remains in place.

"It is now likely that the works will be extended until around the beginning of September.

"If we can get them completed in a shorter timescale we will. 

"The road remains closed between its junction with White Street and the entrance to St Margaret’s Hospice.

"Access to the hospice and the nearby Our Holy Redeemer’s Primary school remains unaffected.

"We will continue to do all we can to keep any disruption for the local community to a minimum.

"We thank everyone in the area for their patience and understanding, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of these works being extended."