June 3, 2024

UPDATE: Works scheduled on the nights of Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June have been postponed, to avoid any additional delays for traffic from the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston. These will be rescheduled for a future date to be confirmed.

  • Overnight carriageway closures 6, 13 and 14 June 2024

The northbound carriageway of the M9 will be closed at Junction 1 Newbridge on the nights of Thursday 6, Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June, to allow temporary safety barriers to be removed as the project to refurbish the bridge carrying the motorway over the River Almond nears completion.

The closures will be in place from 22:00 until 06:00, with signed diversion routes in place from M9 Junction 1, Newbridge Roundabout:

  • Traffic wishing to join the M90 will be directed to follow the A8 Glasgow Road, A902 Maybury Road and A90 to M90 Junction 1, Scotstoun.
  • Traffic that had been intending to remain on the M9 beyond Junction 1A, Kirkliston, will also be directed to follow the A8, A902 and A90, but should then take the A904 from M90 Junction 1A, Queensferry, to rejoin the M9 at Junction 2, Philpstoun.

The M9 has been reduced from three lanes to two at this location since 16 March, while Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland carried out refurbishment and waterproofing works on the bridge. These restrictions are expected to be removed after 14 June.

On the nights of 17 to 21 June between 21:30 and 06:00, traffic will be restricted to a single lane running on the hard shoulder, while joints are replaced in lanes one, two and three.

David Bishop, BEAR Scotland’s South East Unit Bridges Manager, said: “These refurbishment works were required to safeguard the integrity of the bridge and improve safety and comfort for road users.

“It is essential for safety that we close the carriageway while barriers are removed. To minimise disruption, we’ll do this overnight.

“We advise motorists to check live traffic information before travelling and thank them in advance for their patience and understanding.”

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

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