Erskine Bridge Bearing Replacement Update
Having successfully replaced the eastbound bearings on the Erskine Bridge South Abutment, last weekend, Scotland TranServ will now replace the westbound bearings.
The project, on behalf of Transport Scotland, has been delayed by a number of named storms and a series of Yellow Weather Warnings for High Winds in recent weeks. This weekend’s programme is also weather dependent.
In order to deliver these works as quickly and safely as possible, it will be necessary to close the bridge for four hours overnight, between midnight on Friday 6th and 4am on Saturday 7th of March.
Outwith this, traffic is restricted to a single lane in each direction, from 8pm on Friday until 6am on Monday morning.
Peter McCann, Scotland TranServ’s Major Bridges Manager said:
“Scotland TranServ, our contractors Spencer and COWI successfully replaced the east bearing on the Erskine Bridge South Abutment last weekend. We will now proceed with the west bearing replacement this forthcoming weekend, with weather conditions currently looking favourable. Traffic delays were minimal during the eastbound weekend lane closures, however we would again advice drivers to expect some disruption and to plan their journeys accordingly.
“The project has taken many months to design and we have consulted widely on it. While we can plan for many aspects of weather in the timing of our works, we have not been able to plan for the high winds and recent storms such as Ciara and Dennis. Again, we will consult our specialist weather forecasting services ahead of any planned work. The safety of our workers and motorists is of paramount importance. Scotland TranServ & Transport Scotland would like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their patience while these essential works are completed. “