Forth Road Bridge closed this weekend

The Forth Road Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6am on Friday (May 7) until 6am on Monday (May 10), as part of the ongoing project to replace the main expansion joints.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 5:00 am
08-02-2021. Picture Michael Gillen. Forth Road Bridge with Queensferry Crossing in the background.

The closure is necessary to allow concreting works to be undertaken and to reduce the risk of the new concrete cracking as a result of traffic induced vibration.

Motorway traffic will be diverted via the M90 Queensferry Crossing. Non-motorway traffic will be required to divert via the A985 Kincardine Bridge. The east footway/cycleway on the Forth Road Bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists.

BEAR Scotland’s Chris Tracey said: “These works are essential to the proper maintenance and enduring safety of this structure.”

He added: “We’ve scheduled them over the weekend to minimise any inconvenience to road users and local residents and we’ll do everything we can to get the project completed as quickly and safely as possible.”

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, are in place to protect teams and ensure they remain safe on site.

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and other relevant stakeholders to share information about the project in advance.

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