A90 south of Forth Road Bridge

15 March 2017

A90 south of Forth Road Bridge

A90 Echline to Scotstoun

All traffic is currently using part of the new carriageway (constructed over the original alignment) and the Emergency Link Roads to connect with the Forth Road Bridge. This arrangement will remain, in the most part, until the new crossing opens.

There will be some occasional closures on this section in order to erect signs and other items both in the verges and on the overhead gantries. Details will be provided at the time.

A90/M90 Spur – Scotstoun

There will be closures of the A90/M90 Spur over the Weekend commencing the evening of Friday 24 March.

These closures have been timed to minimise delays to users by co-ordinating works for a number of organisations:

  • The Forth Replacement Crossing;
  • The Trunk Road Operating Company for the South East region;
  • The Forth Bridges Operating Company; and
  • Traffic Scotland’s ITS infrastructure contractor.

On Friday 24 March 2017 between 20:00 hrs and 06:00 hours on Saturday 25 March 2017 the southbound A90 and M90 Spur will be closed to all traffic.  This will allow completion of works to gantries for the new Forth Replacement Crossing, maintenance of existing carriageways in the area and maintenance / upgrade to existing ITS infrastructure on the M90 Spur.

Southbound traffic coming over the Forth Road Bridge heading for these routes will be diverted onto the new southbound public transport link as a diversion from Echline Junction just south of the Forth Road Bridge.  For Edinburgh bound traffic this links directly to their intended route of A90 to Barnton.

For traffic intending to use the southbound M90 Spur they will be diverted via A90 to Barnton and thereafter to Maybury, Gogar and Newbridge depending on their ultimate destination.

Anyone heading for Edinburgh Airport should allow additional time for their journey.

Note: The Forth Road Bridge will remain open throughout but may have overnight contraflow operations for ongoing works.

On Saturday 25 March 2017 from 20:00 to 06:00 on Sunday 26 March 2017 the northbound A90 and M90 Spur will be closed for matching works to the above.

Traffic intending to use the M90 Spur northbound will be diverted via M9 and Kincardine Bridge to then follow routes to their ultimate destination.

Northbound traffic from Barnton heading for the Forth Road Bridge will be diverted from Barnton to Maybury, Newbridge etc. to also follow the M9 northbound diversion.  Signing will also be put in place to advise traffic from Edinburgh Airport of the M90 Spur closure.

Local traffic from Barnton will be able to use the A90 and B924 to get to South Queensferry.

Note: The Forth Road Bridge will remain open throughout but may have overnight contraflow operations for ongoing works.


M8 Junction 2 (Claylands) Westbound Off Slip

Resurfacing works will take place on the westbound M8 at Junction 2 off slip road, from 8pm to 6am, each night, commencing Friday 24th March until Monday 27th March 2017.

This work, with a value of £180,000, will benefit around 15,000 vehicles using this route each day, by ensuring the continued safety and reliability of the road surface, and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.

The maintenance scheme requires a full closure of the off slip road, with a signed diversion in operation.

Traffic on the A720 city bypass westbound will be advised to use the A8 to Newbridge.

Westbound traffic on the M8 will be diverted via Junction 3 off slip road and travel to Deer Park Roundabout, before returning to the eastbound M8 to exit at the Junction 2 eastbound off slip road.

Drivers are advised that on Saturday 25th March the M9 J1a northbound off slip will also be closed for gantry works as advised above.

This work has been planned in consultation with the emergency services, Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland,Forth Crossing Bridges Consortium, Forth Bridges Operating Company, Stagecoach, City of Edinburgh Council and West Lothian Council.

Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org  or via Twitter: @TrafficScotland