Footbridge improvements

A much-used footbridge in Winchburgh is set to benefit from a £75,000 improvement programme.

The Glendevon bridge, in Main Street, Winchburgh carries pedestrians across the Union Canal, keeping them away from the busy B9080.

The works will include steelwork repairs, repainting of the structure and complete replacement of the deck. Work is expected to take around eight weeks.

The footbridge will be closed during the period of the work and temporary traffic lights will be placed on the adjacent road bridge to enable pedestrian crossing facilities to be put in place.

Executive councillor for the environment Tom Conn said: “ It is a significant programme that proposes to repaint the bridge in a gloss green colour which is the original colour of the bridge and is considered to best fit into the surroundings.”

The traffic management will be removed on Sunday 7 September for the Pedal for Scotland cycle event.