M9 River Almond Bridge repair scheme starting 27 May

Diversions and replacement bus services in operation 

Essential structural repair work to the M9 River Almond Bridge over the B800 will commence from 10am on Friday 27th May until midnight on Sunday 5th June 2016.
In order to carry out these essential repairs in the safest possible manner, it is necessary to close the B800 in Kirkliston while repairs are undertaken on the bridge above. A signed diversion route will be place.
The B800 will then re-open to traffic in a single lane with traffic signal controlled shuttle working from midnight on 5th June, with the B800 fully re-opened to two way traffic by midnight on Saturday 18th June 2016.
*Single lane restrictions on the B800 will be lifted on Saturday 11th June, which is Kirkliston Gala Day.
They will be restored on Sunday 12th June until completion of the works.
These works are considered essential in order to maintain road user safety and for the continued efficient operation of the structure. The works will entail concrete and structural steel repairs of the structure and the installation of new expansion joints.
Pedestrian access will be possible through the works via a designated footpath or under escort during periods when critical operations are taking place.
Traffic Diversions
 Traffic will be diverted via the B9080 to Winchburgh, the B8020 to Broxburn and the A899 to A89 to Newbridge.
Lochend Road will be restricted to one way travel Southbound (except for cyclists) between Hallyards Road Junction and the access to the sewage works (please refer to accompanying map). A weight restriction on vehicles of 7.5 tonnes or over will be applied for the whole length of Lochend Road, in both directions, other than for local access.
Replacement Bus Services
A free replacement shuttle bus service will be in operation for local access while this work is taking place.
The main shuttle service will run every 30mins between Winchburgh, Kirkliston Cross and Ferrymuir Retail Park to connect with the normal bus services and will replace the LRT, First Bus and Stagecoach services which normally operate on this route through Kirkliston. As a result there may be a short wait for connections and we would ask commuters to plan their journey accordingly.
The existing First Bus services 21B, 22A & 38 will also provide free travel between Kirkliston, Winchburgh and Ferrymuir Retail Park to connect with the normal bus services.
A free Shuttle minibus service will be in operation from 06:00am every 15 minutes until 11:20pm following a circular route through Kirkliston from Gateside and Kirklands Park.
The designated Pick Up and Set Down spots will be the existing bus stops within Kirliston.
The diversion route will add approximately 30mins to journey times, so we would ask commuters to please plan their journey accordingly.
Detailed information on diversion routes and bus services can be found on the Amey Scottish Trunk Roads South East Unit website.
Print copies of maps, timetables etc can be supplied free of charge upon request.
This scheme has been planned in consultation with City of Edinburgh Council, West Lothian Council, Police Scotland, bus operating companies, local businesses and emergency services.
Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org  or on Twitter: @TrafficScotland
To report a problem on the network please visit: http://scottishtrunkroadsse.amey.co.uk/report-a-problem


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