February 14, 2023

  • Overnight closures M9 eastbound 20 – 24 February then westbound 27 – 3 March


A programme of works to carry out an essential joint replacement on the bridge that carries the M9 over Bonsyde Road between junctions 3 and 4 of the M9, is due to start on Monday 20 February 2023.

Overnight closures are planned on the M9 eastbound between Monday 20 February and Friday 24 February between the hours of 20:00 and 06:00.

The following week, from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March, overnight closures on the M9 westbound will be in place, again between the hours of 20:00 and 06:00.

These closures are required to allow the works to be carried out safely. The joint replacement will ensure the long-term integrity of the structure.

Signed diversion routes will be in place, diverting traffic via the A905, A904, A933 and A803 through Bo’ness between M9 Junction 3 and M9 Junction 5.

During the M9 Eastbound closure, eastbound traffic will be directed to leave the M9 at Junction 5, then onto A905, onto the A904, onto the A993 through Bo’ness, then onto the A904 and A803, and then re-join the M9 Eastbound at Junction 3. This will add approximately 1.5 miles and ten minutes to journey times.

The M9 Westbound closure will follow the same diversion but in the opposite direction.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “The joint replacement works are necessary to ensure the safety of motorists when driving on the M9.

“It is essential for safety that we close the carriageway during these works, however we have scheduled them to be carried out during overnight hours to minimise any disruption.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience while our teams carry out these improvements.”

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website www.traffic.gov.scot for up-to-date travel information and allowing extra time for their journey.