Joy for Queensferry residents as road works are completed early

No roadworks near the Forth Road Bridge as work has been completed
No roadworks near the Forth Road Bridge as work has been completed
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Motorists will not face a third weekend of closures around the Forth Road Bridge after work was completed ahead of schedule.

The successful demolition of the old B800 bridge which lay between Kirkliston and South Queensferry allows routes near the bridge to remain open on the weekend of November 14, causing fewer traffic problems.

In previous weekends the road was closed between the Echline junction south of the Forth Road Bridge and north of Barnton on the A90.

Road users were forced to divert via the Kincardine Bridge, the M9 and the A985 as the B800 bridge needed to be demolished as part of the construction of the new Queensferry Crossing. However, the Scottish Government confirmed this week that the work had been completed and there is no need for the bridge to close again.

Steven Brown, Transport Scotland’s road and infrastructure manager, said: “It’s a credit to the team at Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors that they have completed the work on schedule as planned.

“There has been extensive planning. Parties ensured a significant number of additional activities could take place over closed carriageways.”