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Limited night time access for HGVs to begin this week
From this afternoon cyclists and pedestrians should use the west footpath on the Forth Road Bridge, while the east footpath will be closed to the public as it becomes a construction site for ongoing repairs to the truss end links.
Schematics published today show the design of additional strengthening works being carried out on the Forth Road Bridge in order to allow HGVs back on the bridge. Phase One of the repairs was completed in December, when steel ‘splints’ were welded onto the truss end links, allowing non-HGV traffic to use the bridge again, and ensuring the previous failure could not re-occur at other truss end...
The Forth Road Bridge will be open to vehicles except HGVs from the morning of Wednesday 23 December.
Amey is undertaking a proactive programme of road improvement work during the period of the Forth Road Bridge closure. Several schemes planned for 2016 have been accelerated to be completed during the closure.
In the week since the Forth Road Bridge closed, Amey’s team of engineers have been working around the clock to develop a solution to a crack on one of the bridge’s truss end links.
Engineers on the Forth Road Bridge have been using gritters to carry out a controlled test to check out structural behaviour on the bridge.
Bus proves to be half an hour quicker than predicted
The Forth Road Bridge is a vital transport link connecting Fife and the North of Scotland with Edinburgh and the South.
The Scottish Government’s resilience committee, chaired by the First Minister, has prepared an integrated travel plan to be launched on Sunday 6th December 2015 that will help commuters and businesses affected by ongoing maintenance to the Forth Road Bridge.
Additional trains and buses are to be put in place alongside enhanced traffic management measures as part of an integrated travel plan to minimise disruption following the necessary closure of the Forth Road Bridge.
The Forth Road Bridge (FRB) is to shut until the New Year for repairs following the discovery of defective steelwork.
A full closure of the bridge is being put into effect after midnight on Thursday December 3, 2015. The Forth Road Bridge (FRB) is to shut following the discovery of defective steelwork earlier this week. The decision has been taken as a precautionary step after inspections carried out earlier this week showing a fault in the bridge steelwork. The results of earlier inspections will continue to be analysed overnight.
The Forth Road Bridge will be closed from midnight on Thursday 3rd December to allow for structural maintenance related to defects identified earlier this week.
Users of the Forth Road Bridge are warned to be prepared for additional disruption due to very strong winds from mid-afternoon on Friday 4 December through to the early hours of Saturday 5 December. The bridge is likely to be open to cars only during the evening peak period and a full bridge closure is possible around midnight.
Traffic on the Forth Road Bridge will continue to be restricted to a single lane in each direction until at least the middle of the day on Thursday.
Traffic on the Forth Road Bridge continues to be restricted to a single lane in each direction, following the discovery of a defect to a steel component beneath the southbound carriageway. This was found late yesterday during routine planned inspection and a carriageway closure is required pending a full detailed inspection.
Traffic on the Forth Road Bridge is temporarily restricted to a single lane in each direction pending the outcome of a detailed inspection following the discovery of a defect to a steel component beneath the southbound carriageway. This was found during routine planned inspection and a closure is required to ensure a full detailed inspection can be undertaken.
As the winter weather gets into full swing, the local winners of Transport Scotland’s “Name the Gritter” competition are being announced.
Forth Bridges Operating Company Amey today advised motorists to be aware of overnight roadworks planned between Monday 7 and Wednesday 9 December at the M90 Junction 2 northbound on-slip from the A823(M).
Structural maintenance work on the M90 at Junction 3 and M90 southbound Junction 3 on-slip road will take place from 08:00 on Friday 20 November until 06:00 on Monday 23 November 2015.
The A90 bridge demolition works' successful operation means further closure of A90 are not required.
Road users are warned to avoid the vicinity of the Forth Road Bridge from 20:00 on Saturday until 06:00 on Monday when the A90 and M90 (M9 Spur) will be closed in both directions south of Echline Junction.
Forth Bridges Operating Company Amey today advised motorists to be aware of overnight roadworks planned between 26 and 29 October at the M90 off slip at Junction 2A and the A823(M):
Travellers are warned to avoid the Forth Road Bridge area during essential demolition works on October 24/25, October 31/November 1, and November 14/15.
Drivers and road workers will benefit from increased safety measures as temporary average speed cameras go live on the A90 northbound at the Forth Road Bridge.
Operating company Amey today announced plans to undertake essential repairs to the Duloch overbridge on the M90 at Junction 2. The bridge, which carries the B916 Aberdour Road over the M90, is to be improved with new expansion joints and surfacing repairs at a cost of £20,000.
Road surface investigation work on the M90 Junction 3 southbound on-slip will take place from midnight on Wednesday 2 September until 06:00 on Thursday 3rd September.
Why have safety cameras been installed on the A90?
Motorists are advised to expect delays at the Forth Road Bridge on the mornings of Saturday 1 August and Sunday 2 August while essential repairs are carried out to damaged concrete on the bridge.
Motorists can look forward to a smoother approach to the Forth Road Bridge, with operating company Amey about to embark on a busy programme of road repairs.
Motorists are warned to expect delays at the Forth Road Bridge on the mornings of Saturday 27 June and Sunday 28 June while preparatory work for an inspection of the main cable continues.
Motorists are warned to expect delays at the Forth Road Bridge on the mornings of Saturday 13 June and Sunday 14 June while preparatory work for an inspection of the main cable continues.
Traffic on the Forth Road Bridge was restricted to a single lane northbound for 29 minutes today to allow an emergency repair and inspection of the carriageway. The lane closure was implemented at 11:43 and both lanes reopened to traffic at 12:12.
ROAD IMPROVEMENT WORK BEGINS ON M9 JUNCTION 1 (SOUTHBOUND) OFFSLIP FROM 8 JUNE 2015
"Transport Minister" "Derek Mackay" "Forth Road Bridge" "Forth Bridges Unit" "Forth Estuary Transport Authority" "Amey" "Queensferry Crossing"
To mark the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2015 (18 – 22 May) Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities met with Amey apprentices to find out how young people are benefitting from Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland.
A special inspection of the Forth Road Bridge main cable has been commissioned after an increase in wire breaks was detected by bridge authority FETA.
A new campaign has been launched encouraging the public to take their pictures with the spectacular Queensferry Crossing works in the background.
The tender to manage and maintain two the Forth Road Bridge and the new Queensferry Crossing is to be awarded to Amey LG Ltd, Transport Scotland announced today.