March 29, 2024

  • Overnight carriageway closure Tuesday 2 April 2024

The northbound carriageway of the M9 will be closed at Junction 1 Newbridge on the night of Tuesday 2 April, to allow Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland to install a temporary safety barrier.

The barrier is required to ensure the safety of road users during the next phase of refurbishment works on the bridge that carries the M9 over the River Almond near Kirkliston.

The closure 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.

Dates for further similar overnight closures will be confirmed once the bridge refurbishment works are nearing completion, now expected in late May.

Chris Tracey, BEAR Scotland’s South East Unit Bridges Manager, said: “These refurbishment works are required to safeguard the integrity of the bridge and improve safety and comfort for road users on the M9 motorway.

“It is essential for the safety of road users and our workforce that we implement these traffic management measures during the works.  To minimise disruption, we have planned all elements of the works that require a full carriageway closure to be undertaken overnight. Some delays should, however, be expected during peak times.

“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.