Northbound Erskine Bridge to Reopen
10 March 2014
The northbound carriageway of the Erskine Bridge will fully reopen to traffic by Monday 17th March 2014, or earlier if weather conditions permit.
Scotland TranServ, who supervise the works on behalf of Transport Scotland, advise that the Contractor will have completed the replacement of both the northbound near and offside vehicle safety barriers.
The Contractor, Highway Barrier Solutions (HBS) installed this major phase of vehicle safety barrier replacement work ahead of schedule, meaning that:
- traffic will return to two northbound running lanes,
- the A726/A898 northbound on-slip will be reopened
- and the northbound diversion routes will cease.
Colin Anderson, Scotland TranServ’s Project Manager for the Erskine Bridge project said:
“This is a significant milestone in the barrier replacement project and we know that local drivers will be as pleased as we are that both lanes of the northbound carriageway and on-slip are reopening. Our teams, and those of the Contractor HBS have been working hard to ensure that we all continue to meet our targets to reduce disruption to local commuters, while improving the safety of this major bridge.”
Meanwhile works will continue on the Southbound carriageway where the replacement of the offside vehicle barrier is complete and work has recently commenced on the final nearside barrier replacement phase. A single southbound lane will continue to operate for this phase for which continuous traffic management is necessary. We would advise motorists that Southbound delays from Dumbarton and Clydebank of up to 30 minutes are still to be expected at peak times.
The temporary 40mph speed limit signage will remain in place in both directions until the southbound nearside barrier replacement work is complete, the centre line relining of both carriageways has been finished and new 50mph speed limit signs have been installed.
Completion of all works is planned for end of May 2014.