A985 Kincardine Bridge

16 September 2019

Principal Inspection

A985 KINCARDINE BRIDGE AND A876 CLACKMANNANSHIRE BRIDGE PRINCIPAL BRIDGE INSPECTIONS COMMENCE MONDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

Principal bridge inspections will take place overnight on the A985 Kincardine Bridge and A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge from Monday 16th September night until Thursday 26th September 2019 morning. The inspections will be carried out between the hours of 7.30pm and 6.30am, each night.

Principal inspections aid with the identification of future refurbishment works that will ensure the longevity of the structures and that they are safe for use by over 6,000 vehicles each day.

The A985 Kincardine Bridge inspection will take place in two stages.  The first stage is from Monday 16th September night until Thursday 19th September morning 2019 and requires a full road closure at this location. A signed diversion route will be in operation during each closure. Inspections under full road closure will recommence for the second stage at the A985 Kincardine Bridge from Saturday 21st September night until Monday 23rd September morning 2019.

For the Kincardine Bridge closures with diversion, A985 westbound traffic will be diverted at Longannet (Toll) Roundabout onto the A977 Toll Road, travelling through Kincardine and Kilbagie. At Kilbagie Roundabout, road users will take the first exit onto the A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge southbound. The diversion will end at Higgins Neuk Roundabout.

Eastbound traffic will follow the same diversion route in the opposite direction.

From Thursday 19th September night and Saturday 21st September morning 2019 traffic management will be installed to provide lane closures to allow the first stage of inspections to take place on the A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge. The second stage inspections of inspections under lane closures will recommence at the A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge from Monday 23rd September night and Thursday 26th September morning 2019.

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/

These inspections have been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, RHA, FTA, Marine Scotland, Forth Ports, Stagecoach, 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/