Council invests in essential repair works to three key structures in West Lothian
West Lothian Council has appointed WI & A Gilbert to undertake essential masonry and gabion repairs to three stone arch structures
The council will invest £121,000 for work to be completed at Lochmill Bridge, which carries the A803 Falkirk Road over an unnamed watercourse west of Linlithgow; Seafield Tip Culvert, and Stepend Bridge.
Work begins on Monday and is anticipated to last for 11 weeks dependent on weather conditions and suitable water level. The works will start at Lochmill Bridge lasting three weeks before moving to Seafield Tip Culvert and then to Stepend Bridge. The work will involve repointing of exposed stone masonry faces, restoration of missing stonework, banking protection, and gabion baskets to stabilise walls.
During the works at Lochmill Bridge and Seafield Tip Culvert temporary traffic signals will be operated for the duration of the works in order to allow the works to safely be undertaken.
At Stepend Bridge road surfacing, kerbing and verge replacement works will also take place.
A full road closure will be required at Stepend bridge as the carriageway is currently narrowed down to a single lane over the structure. The closures will commence from 3 May 2021 and is expected to last for a period of six weeks. Suitable diversionary signs will be place in during the closure.