ESSENTIAL BRIDGE SCOUR REPAIR WORKS PLANNED FOR THE A85 LUIB STATION BRIDGE

July 21, 2022

Works to begin on Monday 25 July for three weeks

 

The A85 Luib Station Bridge, east of Crianlarich, is set to benefit from essential scour repairs and masonry parapet works, with work set to get underway on Monday 25 July.

The proposed repairs involve teams removing the existing damaged masonry pillars at the end of the bridge.  Thereafter, teams will work on the underside of the bridge to complete concrete repairs and to address scour before it affects the structure.

The works are planned over three weeks and are scheduled to take place between 8am and 5pm each day. No works are planned to take place on Saturdays and Sundays. All works are expected to be complete by 5pm on 12 August, subject to weather conditions.

 

The traffic management will take place as follows:

 

  • Monday 25 July – Friday 29 July – 8am – 5pm (five days)

For the safety of roadworkers as well as motorists, a temporary safety barrier will be provided along the verge of the carriageway adjacent to the works. This will allow both lanes of the A85 to remain open to road users.

 

Temporary traffic signals will be used to provide a safe working area for the installation and removal of the temporary safety barrier. Works to install and remove the barrier may require traffic to be held at the signals in both directions for up to 10 minutes at a time such that operatives can position and secure it in place. Our teams will seek to complete this operation as quickly as they can to minimise the disruption caused to traffic on the A85.

 

  • Monday 8 August – Friday 12 August, 8am – 5pm (five days)

To allow concrete to be supplied to the underside of the bridge, there will be a single lane closure and a temporary speed limit in place on the carriageway. Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours.

 

Commenting on the proposals, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “These essential repairs to the Luib Station Bridge, 6 miles east of Crianlarich, on the A85 will ensure the structure remains in a safe working condition.

“Our approach to the works should help to minimise the disruption caused to traffic on the A85.  Some traffic management is required to allow  the installation and removal of a temporary safety barrier; however, when in place the barrier will enable safe two way operation of the trunk road.

“We thank road users for their patience in advance and encourage them to plan their journey by checking the Traffic Scotland website and allow some extra time to complete their journeys.”

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