August 18, 2022

  • Pier protection upgrade for three bridges

  • 28-week project commences Sunday 4 September 2022

Safety barrier works are planned on the M9 at three bridges crossing over the motorway between Junctions 6 and 7.

Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will carry out the works over 28 weeks, beginning on Sunday 4 September.

Barriers protecting the bridge piers in both the central reserve and the verges will be upgraded at Longdyke, Kirkton and Westerton bridges.

The initial phase of the project will require the hard shoulders between Junctions 6 and 7 to be closed at all times, and lane one of each main carriageway to be closed between the hours of 19:30 and 06:00 each night. Two lanes in each direction will remain open to traffic during daytime. The roads on top of the bridges will not be affected.

The speed limit through the works will be reduced to 50mph at all times to ensure the safety of the workforce.

Chris Tracey, BEAR Scotland’s South East Unit Bridges Manager, said: “These upgrades will provide improved protection for the piers supporting three bridges over the M9.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience. We ask them to plan ahead and allow a little extra time for their journey if they need to travel on the M9 during these works.”

Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders including local authorities and Police Scotland in advance of these works to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.

Live traffic information is available from the Traffic Scotland website and Twitter account.