Delays expected as Forth Road Bridge closes this weekend

Motorists have been warned to expect delays. Picture: Toby Williams

Motorists have been warned to expect delays. Picture: Toby Williams

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DRIVERS are being warned to expect traffic jams as one of Scotland’s busiest roads closes this weekend due to work on the Queensferry Crossing project.

The M90 and A90 into Edinburgh will be shut off to all traffic south of Echline Junction, with motorists urged to avoid the vicinity of the Forth Road Bridge – which will remain open for local access only.

The closures, which are to make way for demolition work and will also be in place next weekend and November 14-15, will come into force from 8pm on Saturday until 6am on Monday at the latest. Traffic will be diverted along the M9 – or A904-5 for non-motorway traffic – and via the Kincardine Bridge and the A985. Local access between South Queensferry, Kirkliston and Dalmeny will remain available.

The move will allow for the demolition of the B800 bridge located between South Queensferry and Kirkliston, and marks another milestone in the progress of the new Queensferry Crossing.

The £1.4 billion crossing was ordered by ministers because of corrosion of the main suspension cable on the Forth Road Bridge.

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