Closures of Kincardine Bridge: 22 July - 3 August

22 July 2020

Transport Scotland and Amey fully recognise the importance of a safe and reliable trunk road network, particularly during the Covid-19 outbreak, and it is vital that essential maintenance works are carried out in order to maintain the integrity and safety of these routes. A number of maintenance projects have been identified as essential and will be prioritised over the coming weeks.


The A985 Kincardine Bridge will be closed between 20:00 and 06:00 each night from 22 July until 3 August, with traffic diverted to use the A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge. The road will reopen as normal outwith these times.

These works are required to allow Transport Scotland’s operating company Amey to carry out an essential inspection of the structure.

A full closure of the A985 is required at this location, with a signed diversion in operation. Eastbound traffic will be diverted to A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge via Higgins Neuk Roundabout. At Kilbagie Roundabout, traffic will join the A977 to Kincardine with the diversion ending at Longannet (Toll) Roundabout. Westbound traffic will be diverted from Longannet (Toll) Roundabout via the A977 and at Kilbagie Roundabout will take the first exit onto the A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge. The diversion will end at Higgins Neuk Roundabout.

This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, bus operating companies, road hauliers, Clackmannanshire, Fife, Stirling and Falkirk Councils.

The safety of workers remains a top priority during this essential maintenance project. Physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all on-site personnel remain safe throughout the duration of the project. Thorough risk assessments will be carried out and cleansing stations will be implemented on site.

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