A985 KINCARDINE BRIDGE ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE COMPLETED

3 April 2015

£350k ROAD SURFACE IMPROVEMENTS TO A985 KINCARDINE BRIDGE COMPLETED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Essential road maintenance on the A985 Kincardine Bridge has been completed a week ahead of schedule.

The work - which has a value of £350,000 - included the removal of the existing swing span surfacing and replacement of the bridge deck waterproofing and movement joints and the reinstatement of the road surfacing, which had reached the end of its operational life.

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The repairs, which began on 27th February 2015, were scheduled to last for six weeks; three weeks southbound and three weeks northbound.

The original completion date was estimated as 11th April 2015. Daytime work on the bridge ended on Friday 20th March, three weeks ahead of schedule. Overnight work to replace the bridge joints and install varioguard completed on Friday 3rd April.

The work was undertaken 24/7 whenever practically possible.

This maintenance work will ensure the improved reliability of this vital route for the future.

Keith McKune, Operating Company Representative of Amey, said: “We appreciate the patience and co-operation of road users while this essential work is undertaken. As well as completing early, we also undertook substantial concrete repairs and remedial works. Road maintenance work intended to keep Scotland’s important trunk routes operating safely and effectively can lead to disruption, but our intention is always to restore an improved service, as quickly and efficiently as possible.”