Overnight road closures near Linlithgow to carry out resurfacing works

Four overnight closures are planned on the northbound M9 next to Linlithgow Loch early next month.

Friday, 25th September 2020, 12:45 pm
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This is to allow Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland to resurface almost 1.2km of carriageway in a £230,000 project designed to create smoother and safer journeys for motorists.

To keep roadworkers and motorists safe during these works, the northbound M9 will be closed between Junctions 3 and 4 from 7.30pm-6am on the nights of October 5, 6, 7 and 8. A diversion route for northbound traffic will be signposted from M9 Junction 3 Burghmuir to M9 Junction 5 Cadgers Brae, via the A904 and A905. This diversion will add an estimated 10 minutes and 2.1 miles to journeys.

The southbound carriageway will remain open. All traffic management will be removed outwith working hours and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will help to address the defects on this section of the M9 and will greatly improve the surface for motorists.

“We thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience while we carry out this project. We’ll do all we can to complete the work 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 relevant stakeholders to make them aware of the plans and share information about the project in advance.

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