Drivers warned of weekend closure on Forth Road Bridge

Drivers could face delays on the Forth Road Bridge this weekend as essential repairs are carried out.

Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 2:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 3:22 pm
The Forth Road Bridge will be subject to lane closures this weekend. Pic: Toby Williams.

A contraflow will be in operation on the bridge from 7pm on Saturday (May 14) until 10.30am on Sunday (May 15), with traffic restricted to a single lane in each direction.

These restrictions are necessary to allow for essential permanent repairs to the reinforced concrete deck slab, waterproofing and surfacing on the northbound carriageway.

An extended overnight closure is required in order to provide enough time for the concrete to gain strength and resurfacing/waterproofing materials to set.

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Mark Arndt, Amey’s operating company representative for the Forth Bridges Unit, said: “We’ve scheduled these repairs for a Sunday morning in order to minimise disruption to traffic.

“Nevertheless, some delays are still possible towards the end of the closure, so we recommend allowing some extra time for your journey if that’s when you need to cross the bridge.”