A6091 Galafoot Bridge - HydroDemolition

14 February 2019

A6091 Galafoot Bridge - HydroDemolition

NIGHT TIME WORKS ON A6091 GALAFOOT BRIDGE COMMENCE THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY

As part of Phase 2 of the A6091 Galafoot Bridge maintenance programme, a series of full night time closures of this route are required. The road will operate under the current restrictions during the day. These night closures will be in place from 9pm to 6am, each night, from Thursday 14th February for two weeks.

The overnight works require a full road closure of the A6091 between Kingsknowe and Tweedbank Roundabout. The advertised westbound diversion will be via A68, A699 & A7, however please note Lowood Bridge will remain open. Vehicles travelling eastbound will be diverted via the B6360 Abbotsford House Road and HGVs via A7, A699, A68.

PLEASE NOTE: These night closures are to allow for the Hydro-Demolition of concrete on the structure. Sound reduction measures will be in place to minimise noise from the site, but due to the nature of the work, some noise disruption is still likely. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Unfortunately, this work cannot be carried out under day working as it requires the use of the full carriageway, to ensure the safety of road workers and the travelling public.

These closures will be advertised on the Variable Message Signs located on the A7 in Galashiels, Selkirk & A68.

During the day, Galafoot Bridge will remain open as normal to traffic travelling Westbound. Eastbound traffic will be diverted via the A7 to the B6360 Abbotsford to Tweedbank. Lowood Bridge will remain open throughout the works, with some adjustments to traffic signal timings to assist in reducing congestion. Westbound traffic should use Galafoot Bridge whenever possible.

Emergency services will use the B6360 Abbotsford to Tweedbank route, unfortunately this route is not suitable for HGV’s, which will be directed via Selkirk and St. Boswells (A7, A699, A68).

This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, local businesses, bus operating companies, Borders General Hospital, road haulage associations, elected members and Scottish Borders Council.

This essential work, with an overall value of around £800,000, will ensure the bridge remains safe for use and fit for purpose, in addition to significantly prolonging the life of the structure and reducing the need for more extensive repairs in the future.

Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable. For the current status of all road schemes please visit our website: http://scottishtrunkroadsse.amey.co.uk/current-works/

Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org  or via Twitter: @TrafficScotland

To report a problem on the network please visit: http://scottishtrunkroadsse.amey.co.uk/report-a-problem/