Queensferry Crossing work blown off course by weather

Pic Lisa Ferguson 29/11/2017'''Queensferry Crossing to close for five days to fix 'snagging' issues
Pic Lisa Ferguson 29/11/2017'''Queensferry Crossing to close for five days to fix 'snagging' issues
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WORKS on the trouble Queensferry Crossing is being halted today after forecaster warned of poor weather striking the region.

Lane closures will be lifted at 6am because the old Forth Road Bridge - brought back into action to facilitate the works - might not be able to stay open.

High winds expected are expected and that could see the old bridge shut - or speed restrictions brought back - at peak times.

Snagging work is being undertaken on the crossing with the aim of increasing the speed limit to 70mph by the end of December.

Humza Yousaf, transport minister, said last night:“I would like to thank the traveling public for their patience while this work has been underway. With the weather set to deteriorate over the coming days and with significant progress having been made on the snagging work we have decided to reprofile the work on the Queensferry Crossing, opening it to all traffic tomorrow, to ensure that traffic continues to move across the Forth despite the weather.

“An increased risk of high winds at peak times could result in the need to restrict the traffic using the Forth Road Bridge. Given how important this time of year is to both businesses and the community, we have decided to reopen the Queensferry Crossing in both directions overnight in order to avoid peak time disruption..”