Scottish Water has completed complex repairs on a damaged Victorian sewer ahead of the UK’s biggest golf tournament of the year.

Sinkholes had appeared on Bentinck Drive and nearby Victoria Drive in Troon indicating an issue with the brick egg sewer, close to Royal Troon Golf Club.

Investigations revealed damage to the sewer requiring a patch-line repair under a complete closure of Bentinck Drive.

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: “We have been acutely aware how close the work area was to Royal Troon and the potential impact a road closure could have on the Open Championships.

“Tricky ground conditions and the shape of the sewer itself meant traditional repair methods had to be modified which added a degree of extra pressure.

“Happily, our delivery partner George Leslie and the rest of our supply chain are very experienced and came up with a solution that worked and could be delivered quickly and safely.

“After a lot of hard work over the past month we have now completed the repairs and all traffic management will be removed from both Bentinck Drive and Victoria Drive on Friday 5 July.

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

The 152nd Open Golf Championships tees off at Royal Troon on Sunday, July 14, with the competitive action getting under way on Thursday, July 18.