Forth Road Bridge plans weekend closure for repair work

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The Forth Road Bridge will be closed to traffic next weekend for repair work.

The transport corridor – used by buses and taxis – will be shut from 6:00am on Friday, May 7 until Monday 10th.

This is to allow work to continue on the ongoing project to replace its main expansion joints.

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The closure is necessary to allow concreting works to be undertaken.

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 throughout.

Chris Tracey, BEAR Scotland’s south east unit bridges manager, said: “The expansion joints in the southbound carriageway were replaced last year, and work to replace the joints northbound is now well under way.

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“These works are essential to the proper maintenance and enduring safety of this structure. We’ve scheduled them over the weekend to minimise any inconvenience to road users and local residents.”

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