A985 Kincardine Bridge
WATERPROOFING AND RESURFACING IMPROVEMENTS ON A985 KINCARDINE BRIDGE COMMENCES 6th JUNE
The fifith phase of essential maintenance to improve the road surface and bridge deck waterproofing on the A985 Kincardine Bridge will commence from 8pm on Tuesday 18th July 2017.
Improvement works on the A985 Kincardine Bridge will take place from 8pm on Wednesday 6th June until Friday 13th July 2018. This phase will include the waterproofing, resurfacing, and joint replacement works on two spans on the south side of the structure.
This scheme, with a value of around £260,000 will benefit over 6,000 vehicles, which use this bridge each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway, increasing its structural longevity, and reducing the need for future, more extensive maintenance.
To allow this work to take place there will be full bridge closures from 8pm on Wednesday 6th June, Thursday 7th June and Friday 8th of June 2018. Westbound traffic will be diverted at Longannet Roundabout to join the A977, Toll Road and will proceed through Kincardine and Kilbagie. At Kilbagie Roundabout, traffic will take the first exit onto the A876 southbound across Clackmannanshire Bridge and diversion will end at Higgins Neuk Roundabout. Eastbound traffic will follow the same diversion route but in the opposite direction.
On Saturday 9th June 2018 at 6am, the works will switch to single lane closures, controlled by temporary traffic lights, commencing with the northbound carriageway until Saturday 23rd June 2018 when work will change to the southbound carriageway for the remaining duration of the scheme.
Due to the work site’s proximity to the A876 north approach road into Kincardine, the scheme requires the disabling of the vehicle activated traffic lights at this location and will prevent all traffic from using this route to turn right onto the Kincardine Bridge. Traffic will instead be instructed towards Longannet Roundabout to complete journey.
Traffic journey time monitoring equipment will be used to monitor any traffic delays through the works, with real-time updates provided to the travelling public through variable message signage. Traffic delays are expected during construction, particularly at AM and PM peak times, with a maximum delay of fifteen minutes anticipated. Road users are therefore asked to be patient during the works.
All dates/work are weather dependent and may be subject to change.
Throughout the duration of the works, the pedestrian footways and cycle paths will remain open, although cyclists will be instructed to dismount when using the cycle path across the bridge.
This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, Kincardine Community Council, bus operating companies, the emergency services, Marine Scotland, Forth Ports, Scottish National Heritage, the Road Hauliers Association, Freight Transport Association and Fife Council.
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/
This scheme is the latest phase of an on-going 7-phase refurbishment programme of the bridge which includes:
- Re-waterproofing of approx. 2,950 sq. metres of concrete bridge deck
- Maintenance to almost five cubic metres of damaged concrete
- The laying of approx. 530 tonnes of new asphalt
- The replacement of seven expansion joints (totalling almost 64 metres in length)
- Investing over £900,000 in improvement works on the Kincardine Bridge since 2015