Forth Road Bridge plans weekend closure for repair work

The Forth Road Bridge will be closed to traffic next weekend for repair work.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 11:19 am
Picture Michael Gillen

The transport corridor – used by buses and taxis – will be shut from 6:00am on Friday, May 7 until Monday 10th.

This is to allow work to continue on the ongoing project to replace its main expansion joints.

The closure is necessary to allow concreting works to be undertaken.

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Motorway traffic will be diverted via the M90 Queensferry Crossing. Non-motorway traffic will be required to divert via the A985 Kincardine Bridge.

The east footway/cycleway on the Forth Road Bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists throughout.

Chris Tracey, BEAR Scotland’s south east unit bridges manager, said: “The expansion joints in the southbound carriageway were replaced last year, and work to replace the joints northbound is now well under way.

“These works are essential to the proper maintenance and enduring safety of this structure. We’ve scheduled them over the weekend to minimise any inconvenience to road users and local residents.”

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