April 1, 2024

  • Overnight carriageway closures from Monday 22 April to Friday 3 May 2024

The M9 northbound at Junction 1A Kirkliston is set to benefit from a £640,000 Transport Scotland investment in resurfacing improvements, with operating company BEAR Scotland planning to renew approximately one kilometre of the motorway.

For the safety of workers and road users during these works, the northbound carriageway of the M9 will be closed from Junction 1A Kirkliston to Junction 1B Winchburgh from 20:30 until 06:00 for ten nights from Monday 22 April to Friday 3 May, excluding weekends.

A signed diversion route will be in place via the M90 northbound to M90 Junction 1A Queensferry, the A904 westbound and the B8046 to re-join the M9 northbound at Junction 2 Philpstoun. This diversion will add an estimated 11 minutes and 8.8 miles to affected journeys.

A separate bridge refurbishment scheme is already under way on the M9 northbound prior to Junction 1A, with 24-hour lane restrictions in place where the motorway crosses the River Almond. Overnight closures of this section of the M9 will be required at the conclusion of the bridge refurbishment scheme, expected in late May.

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

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

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will result in smoother and safer journeys for motorists using this stretch of the M9 northbound.

“Carriageway closures are essential to ensure the safety of workers and road users, however we’ve planned the works to take place overnight to minimise disruption.

“An extended diversion is likely to be required for a couple of nights at the conclusion of the bridge works that are already in progress prior to Junction 1A. We’ll publish details as soon they are confirmed.”

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