A90 and M90 closures
Travellers are being warned to avoid the Forth Road Bridge area. Demolition works are planned for weekends in October and November, requiring the closure of A90 and M90 (M9 Spur) to all traffic south of Echline Junction. The B800 bridge between South Queensferry and Kirkliston is to be demolished to allow roadworks for the Forth Replacement Crossing in the Scotstoun area to progress. The road will be closed in both directions on 24 October, 31 October and 14 November from 20.00 until 06.00 the following morning. Diversion routes for A90 traffic will be via the M9 (A904/5 for non-motorway traffic), Kincardine Bridge and the A985. Local access between South Queensferry, Kirkliston and Dalmeny will remain available.
Transport Scotland, Roads and Infrastructure Manager, Steven Brown, said, ‘The team intends to demolish the old B800 bridge over three weekends, avoiding Remembrance Sunday. We will work closely with our contractor to ensure every effort is made to reduce the duration of the closure and to lift the restrictions as early as is possible. During the closure the Forth Road Bridge will remain open for local access only. All road users are advised that considerable delays are expected in the vicinity of the Forth during these closures and they should use the alternative diversion routes via Kincardine or from further afield, by diverting at Perth and using the A9/M9 to travel south of the Forth.’
‘In order to minimise the overall future disruption to road users, the closure of the A90 and M90 south of the bridge is being utilised by the Forth Bridges Operating Company (Amey) to undertake regular maintenance work required on the Forth Road Bridge. As a result a single lane contraflow will be in place on the Forth Road Bridge for the duration of the A90 closure.’