Erskine Bridge Cable Painting Update

EBMotorists planning to use the Erskine Bridge this weekend are being advised that there could be significant delays and take this into account in their journey planning with above deck routine inspection and maintenance painting continuing.

Works to protect the long-term integrity of the supporting cable stays, a key structural component of the bridge, started last weekend, and will operate weekends for a further SEVEN  weeks (with the exception of the weekend 30th September/ 1st October due to other works on the A82).

Delays of 15 minutes had originally been forecast by our traffic monitoring contractor, however hold ups of up to half an hour and more were experienced by some travellers.

Scotland TranServ’s Major Bridges Manager, Peter McCann said:

“We have been working in consultation with Transport Scotland, Police Scotland and the local authorities to revise the traffic management element of our works following last weekend’s significant delays.

“Lanes will now only be coned off in the immediate area of work, with the bridge reinstated to full lanes after that, while we will try to move traffic management as far away from the on-slip to still allow our contractors to work as safely and efficiently as possible.”

We will also look to extend the hours of working from 8am to 6pm each Saturday and Sunday to 7am until 7pm on these days.

Works will be undertaken with assistance from specialist supply chain partners, Spencer Group and COWI.

The health and safety of our workers and of the travelling public is paramount to Scotland TranServ and therefore we will need to close the over-taking lane on each side of the immediate area of work.

M8 Junction 25 OVERNIGHT Resurfacing

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On behalf of Transport Scotland, motorway management company Scotland TranServ will carry out overnight resurfacing of 1.5km of the M8 Westbound and Junction 25 on slip.

The £150k maintenance project will run on four nights, beginning at 8pm on Friday 18th, with completion scheduled for 6am on the morning of Tuesday 22nd August.

Jonny Dyer, Scotland TranServ’s Lead Designer on the work scheme said:

“We’ve been working hard to reduce disruption for commuters and freight traffic on the M8, liaising with Police Scotland, key stakeholders and the local authorities to schedule this resurfacing programme to run through the night. Our resurfacing work will deliver long-term benefits in road quality for the 100,000 motorists using the motorway every day.”

In order to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to implement overnight lane closures. Vehicle flow will be monitored, with traffic management only implemented once numbers are sufficiently low.

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A76 Bowhouse Roundabout to Bellfield Interchange Resurfacing

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Scotland TranServ, working on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out resurfacing of 2.5km of the A76 near Hurlford from the evening of Friday 11th until the morning of Tuesday 15th August.

The £400k programme of work will involve surface dressing and resurfacing of the carriageway, addressing issues with potholes and structural cracking on this section of the road.

Lee Donnelly, Scotland TranServ’s Project Manager on this short programme of work said:

“In order to keep disruption to an absolute minimum we have worked in liaison with Police Scotland and local authorities to schedule this important programme for times of lowest traffic flow. The health and safety of our workers and of the travelling public is of utmost importance to Scotland TranServ and therefore it will be necessary to close this section of the A76 while these works are carried out.”

In order to complete the works with minimal impact on local commuters and businesses it will be necessary to close this stretch of the A76 from:

  • 8pm on Friday 11th, reopening 6am on Monday 14th , and
  • 8pm on Monday 14th until 6am on Tuesday 15th

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Erskine Bridge Cable Painting

Erskine BrScotland TranServ, working on behalf of Transport Scotland will begin routine inspection and maintenance painting of the Erskine Bridge supporting cables on Saturday 12th of August.

The £210k project is necessary in order to protect the long-term integrity of the supporting cables, a key structural component of the bridge. The works will run weekends only for EIGHT weeks until 8th October, from 8am to 6pm each Saturday and Sunday (with the exception of the weekend 30th September/ 1st October due to other works on the A82).

Peter McCann, Scotland TranServ’s Major Bridges Manager said:

“Working in liaison with Police Scotland and local authorities, we have scheduled this work so that it can be delivered with minimal disruption to local commuters and businesses. This is an essential project that will help protect the steel cables from corrosion for many years to come.”

Works will be undertaken with assistance from specialist supply chain partners, Spencer Group and COWI.

In order to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible it will be necessary to implement temporary traffic management over the weekends of work only. The health and safety of our workers and of the travelling public is paramount to Scotland TranServ and therefore we will need to close the fast lane on each side of the bridge. Our traffic monitoring contractor is forecasting delays in the area to be around 15 minutes as a result.

A75 Collin Resurfacing

Scotland TranServ, working on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out overnight resurfacing of the A75 Westbound Collin Bypass from Wednesday 9th to Sunday 20th August.

The £880k project will deliver long-term benefits to address issues with potholes and structural cracking on this section of carriageway.

Jane Maclennan, Scotland TranServ’s Assistant Engineer said:

“This is an important economic artery connecting a number of larger communities across Dumfries and Galloway with the major motorway networks and the region’s ferry terminals. We’re investing across the region on behalf of Transport Scotland, to improve
the quality of our road network, delivering long-term
benefits for commuters, businesses and tourists alike.”

The work to resurface 1.5km of carriageway will begin at 7pm on Wednesday the 9th of August, with completion on the evening of Sunday 20th August. The works are programmed to run overnight. An element of noise can therefore be expected, however we will mitigate this as much as possible.

Bus passengers should also note that the westbound bus stop on the A75 will be temporarily relocated to the B724 adjacent to the Collin Waste Water Treatment Works entrance

 

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A77 Slip Road Resurfacing

ROAD WORKS 3Scotland TranServ, working on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out a short £110k resurfacing programme to address potholes on two A77 slip roads.

Work will take place to resurface 2.7km of the A77 Grassyards On Slip overnight on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of August. Meanwhile 1.2km of the On and Off Slips on the A77 Bogend Toll South Bound will be resurfaced overnight on Friday 18th of August.

Martin Gannon, Scotland TranServ’s Network Area Manager for Ayrshire said:

“The A77 is an important economic artery connecting communities across Ayrshire, and that’s why we’ve worked closely with Police Scotland and local authorities to schedule these works to have minimal impact on local families and businesses. We have additionally planned verge cutting and other routine maintenance works, which would normally require a separate closure. The projects will be carried out overnight in order that we can deliver them as quickly and safely as possible.”

Works will take place between 8pm in the evening and 6am the following morning, with traffic management implemented only once monitored traffic flow is sufficiently low.

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Overnight resurfacing M8 eastbound Jct 12 – 11

1.motorwayScotland TranServ, working on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out resurfacing of the M8 eastbound Junction 12 to 11 overnight, in two phases.

The £300k project to address potholes and structural cracking on the motorway will take place on the evenings of Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July, operating overnights only (8pm – 6am). It will return on Sunday 6th August, and run overnights until the morning of Saturday 12th August.

Alan Murray, Scotland TranServ’s Principal Roads Design Engineer said:

“This short scheme is part of a wider £1.8million programme for the motorway, which will deliver around 4 kilometres of new road surface for this major economic artery. Working overnight to reduce disruption and improve safety, the project will provide long-term benefits for commuters, businesses and tourists alike.

“Scotland TranServ has worked in consultation with Police Scotland, local authorities, major shopping centres and Glasgow Airport to schedule these works for times of lowest impact. On behalf of Transport Scotland, we’re working hard to deliver a robust, modern network suitable for our communities that will support the Scottish economy for years to come.”

It will be necessary to implement local diversion routes during these short programmes of work. Traffic management will only be implemented once the flow of vehicles is sufficiently low. It should also be noted that the M8 Westbound will be unaffected during this time.

 
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Teeing up Warrix bridge works

ROAD WORKS 1With the Scottish Open already past, Scotland TranServ will begin bridge resurfacing works on A78 at Warrix, only once the last of the crowds have made their way home from the Scottish Ladies Open at Dundonald.

Working on behalf of Transport Scotland, the £132k project will now involve an eight week programme of work to improve waterproofing, drainage systems and barriers on the bridge deck. The project will begin southbound on 31st of July and last for a total of four weeks, before switching to the northbound lane for a further four week duration.

Gordon Gibney, Scotland TranServ’s Operations Delivery Manager said:

“We rescheduled these works in order to avoid any potential overrun into the Scottish Open. Scotland TranServ has worked closely with the Local Authority and Police Scotland throughout to avoid any unnecessary disruption for golf fans using the route to attend either tournament. This project will deliver long-term benefits to commuters, businesses and tourists using the A78.”

The work will involve stripping back the road surface to allow the project team to carry out repairs to the concrete infrastructure. A new environmentally friendly drainage system will remove excess water from the road structure, increasing the lifetime of the bridge. New barriers will also be installed as part of the programme.

 

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Overnight resurfacing of M77 southbound

Motorway NightScotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will carry out overnight resurfacing of the M77 southbound from Corkerhill to Junction 2 between 22nd and 31st July 2017.

The £370k project will address issues with potholes and structural cracking along a 1.35km stretch of the motorway.

Jane Maclennan, Scotland TranServ’s Assistant Engineer said:

“In order to reduce disruption as much as possible we will carry out this important resurfacing scheme overnight. This is a busy economic artery, connecting communities in East Renfrewshire and Ayrshire with Glasgow and the central belt. This short-term programme which has been scheduled in consultation with Police Scotland and local authorities, will deliver tangible, long-term benefits to the commuters and businesses who frequently use this route.”

Each evening we will monitor the traffic flow on the motorway, and only once it is sufficiently quiet will we divert traffic and close the road.  The road will be opened at 6am each morning. Local diversions will be in place, however we would encourage drivers to consider alternative routes.

 

 

Overnight barrier replacement for M8

M8 Barrier Web 1Having already completed the replacement of over
12 kilometres of M8 road barrier during 2016/17 as part of a £2.5million programme, Scotland TranServ working on behalf of Transport Scotland is about to kick-off work to switch a further 600 metres.

The £300,000 project at Junction 26 near Glasgow Airport will begin at 8pm on the 23rd of July and run overnights, Sunday to Thursday only, until the end of August. Traffic management will be lifted at 6am each morning following the works.

Laura Gray, Scotland TranServ’s Deputy Planned Maintenance Manager said:

“We’ve worked alongside Glasgow Airport, Police Scotland and the local authorities to carefully schedule this project in order to reduce disruption to the travelling public. These barriers are at the end of their maintainable life and in need of replacement. In the spring, we completed the replacement of over 2 kilometres of barrier, which ran smoothly, finishing 3 weeks ahead of schedule.”

Work has been programmed to run overnight, avoiding the busier Friday and Saturday night periods. The flow of vehicles will be monitored on the motorway, and traffic management will only be installed once levels have been identified as satisfactorily low.

To complete the replacement work as quickly and safely as possible, Scotland TranServ will close 2 lanes of the motorway (offside and adjacent) eastbound and one of the westbound lanes. Traffic management will be in place from 20.00 to 06.00 on each evening of work.

 



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