Queensferry Crossing closure: Everything you need to know

Drivers heading into the Capital will be required to use the Forth Road Bridge from tomorrow with work beginning on Thursday 30 November at 10pm.

Wednesday, 29th November 2017, 9:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:01 pm
There will be traffic management in place on the Queensferry Crossing

It was reported this week that contractors monitoring the £1.35 billion bridge have discovered the surface of the road is too high at its expansion joints.

Snagging works are planned from Thursday evening with the bridge scheduled to fully reopen the following Wednesday.

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But Transport Scotland stressed that the five-day programme of works is “weather sensitive,” and could be subject to change.

Work will commence at 10pm on Thursday November 30 and finish by 6am on Wednesday December 6.

The work, which will span both carriageways, involves removing a layer of the road surface to create a smooth top layer.

Southbound traffic will use the Forth Road Bridge while Northbound traffic will still be able to use the Queensferry Crossing.

Signage and traffic management will be in place to guide traffic over the Forth and road users are advised to plan ahead.

The speed limit on the Queensferry Crossing will be scaled back to 40mph.