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Police Scotland today confirmed that a man has been charged with dangerous driving, after a lorry overturned on the Forth Road Bridge while high wind restrictions were in place.
The Forth Road Bridge has reopened to traffic, following its closure due to a high-sided vehicle overturning on the northbound carriageway.
Police are in attendance on the Forth Road Bridge after a high-sided vehicle overturned on the north bound carriageway.
Overnight roadworks are planned from 8-11 March on the slip road from M90 Junction 2A northbound to the A92 at Crossgates, to allow for resurfacing of the carriageway.
Effective immediately as a result of the ongoing works associated with the Queensferry Crossing on the A90 between Ferrytoll and the Forth Road Bridge, a number of restrictions are now in place at the Forth Road Bridge for abnormal loads for the safety and protection of road users and the Forth Road Bridge structure.
Recovery and temporary repairs completed to allow traffic back on the bridge Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has praised the Forth Road bridge team for their effort in getting the bridge open. A full press release is available on the Transport Scotland website.
11 Jan 2017 18.08 We are currently working to repair the damage to the bridge with the aim of opening at 6am tomorrow (Jan 12th). Please check back for updates before travelling.
Both footpaths on the Forth Road Bridge are to remain open to the public until the end of Monday 2 January.
The latest 24-hour forecast from the Met Office indicates strong winds at the Forth Road Bridge throughout Friday, peaking around lunchtime.
One year on from the reopening of the Forth Road Bridge after an unprecedented three-week closure for repairs to fractured steelwork, considerable progress has been made.
An overnight closure is planned on the eastbound slip-road from the A823M to the M90 Junction 2 southbound to allow for carriageway repairs.
Two overnight closures are planned on the slip-road from M90 Junction 2 southbound to the A823M to allow for barrier repairs.
The reopening of the Forth Road Bridge has been nominated by the Institution of Civil Engineers as Scotland's entry in the 2016 People's Choice Award, which is competed for by projects from across the UK.
Amey’s Forth Road Bridge team have added another award to the trophy cabinet after being presented with the Greatest Contribution to Scotland Award – the highest accolade at the Saltire Civil Engineering Awards – for their round the clock work to reopen the bridge just before Christmas last year.
Transport Scotland and Amey are to host a family day at the Forth Road Bridge on Wednesday 19 October, from 11am to 4pm.
Work to refurbish the footpaths on the Forth Road Bridge will commence on Monday 3 October and continue through to Thursday 6 October.
Users of the Forth Road Bridge are warned to expect disruption due to strong winds forecast overnight tonight and throughout the morning of Thursday 29 September. Restrictions on wind susceptible vehicles are expected to be in place.
An overnight closure is planned on the northbound slip-road onto the M90 at Junction 1 Admiralty on the night of Friday 23 September, to allow for routine repair work.
An overnight closure is planned on the slip-road from M9 Junction 1A eastbound onto the M90 on the night of Saturday 8 October, to allow for a routine inspection of the Humbie railway bridge.
The final phase of work to replace the Forth Road Bridge’s “truss end links” has begun, with Amey on behalf of Transport Scotland commencing work on site at the North East main span, where the original fracture occurred.
An overnight closure is planned on the slip-road from the M90 Junction 2 southbound on the night of Friday 26 August, to allow for routine inspection work.
Motorists using the M90 southbound between 8 p.m. on Friday 19 August and 6 a.m. on Monday 22 August are advised to allow extra time for their journey, as traffic management will be in place to allow improvements to a 570 metre section of the southbound carriageway.
Refurbishment of the bridge over the M90 on the C67 (Masterton Road) will commence at 8 p.m. on Thursday 4 August, continuing for approximately four weeks.
An overnight closure is planned on the slip-road from the A823M to the M90 northbound to allow for installation of a new sign.
Motorists are advised that traffic management will be in place at M90 Junction 3 (Halbeath) for six nights during June and July to allow for routine testing of motorway bridges.
Motorists are advised that the northbound on-slip at M90 Junction 1 (Admiralty) will be closed from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. each night from 12 to 16 June, with a diversion route signposted via Ferrytoll. Drivers planning to use this route should allow a few extra minutes for their journey.
Motorists are advised that the southbound off-slip from M90 Junction 2 to the A823M will be closed for maintenance from 8 p.m. on Friday 20 May until 6 a.m. on Saturday 21 May.
Motorists using the M90 southbound between 8 p.m. on Wednesday 18 May and 6 a.m. on Thursday 19 May are advised to allow a few minutes extra for their journey, as the southbound carriageway will be closed at Junction 3 with traffic diverted via the A92 and M90 Junction 2a.
A contraflow will be in operation on the Forth Road Bridge from 7 p.m. on Saturday 14 May until 10:30 a.m. on Sunday 15 May, with traffic restricted to a single lane in each direction.
Forth Bridges Unit operating company Amey today announced plans for an overnight closure of the A823M eastbound slip linking to the M90 southbound at Junction 2.
Amey is pleased to launch the first edition of our newsletter for the Forth Bridges Unit, looking back at the achievements of the last six months and ahead to some new planned developments.
A Freedom of Information website has been set up by Transport Scotland and Amey in response to over 30 Freedom of Information requests since the closure of the Forth Road Bridge on 4 December 2015.
The Forth Road Bridge is ready reopen to heavy goods vehicles at 23:00 tonight, after complex repair works were completed last night as planned and monitoring showed the load-bearing capacity of the structure has been restored.
HGVs to have 24hr access
The phased reintroduction of heavy goods vehicles to the Forth Road Bridge is continuing and the hours during which HGVs can cross the bridge are being extended.
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.