Guardbridge - A91 New Bridge works

Archived news: published on Monday 24 Jun 2019 by Fife Council

Fife Council has appointed Castle Group Scotland Ltd to undertake necessary concrete repairs to the A91 New Bridge at Guardbridge.

Murray Scott, Lead Consultant, Bridges & Structures said: “Work commenced today with traffic controls operating during the off-peak period. We apologise for the unexpected delay caused to traffic. We also apologise for the lack of advance notice and thank members of the public for their patience and co-operation during the initial site set-up. Unfortunately, it was essential that works started as quickly as possible to comply with environmental restrictions for works in the Eden Estuary. We will ensure that the contractor does their upmost to minimise future disruption.

"The initial phase of work to construct an access scaffold beneath the deck is expected to take 6-8 weeks. During this time there will be off-peak lane closures between 9:30am – 3:30pm. While some disruption is unavoidable, two-way traffic will be maintained during peak hours. 

"A 20mph speed restriction will be in operation during the works and we have instructed the contractor to operate the traffic lights manually to reduce delays.

"Once the set-up phase is complete, two-way traffic will be reinstated.

"The main works are programmed to last for approximately 21 weeks and are essential to prolong the life span of the bridge." 

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