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A985 Kincardine Bridge | Maintenance Works

Kincardine Bridge
20th of May 2024, 7:30pm to 25th of May 2024, 5:00am

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The Kincardine Bridge will be closed for five nights from Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May, to allow Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland to carry out a variety of routine maintenance tasks.

The A985 trunk road over the bridge will be closed in both directions between 19:30 and 05:00 each night.

A diversion route will be signposted via the A977 and A876 over the Clackmannanshire Bridge, adding an estimated 3.7 miles and 6 minutes to affected journeys.

The Kincardine Bridge will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians.

Works to be carried out includes gully cleaning, road sweeping, removal of vegetation and carriageway repairs.

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and other relevant stakeholders to share information about the works in advance.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “It is essential for safety that we close the A985 over the Kincardine Bridge while these works are carried out, however we’ll be taking advantage of the closures to carry out as many routine maintenance tasks as possible, reducing the overall need for closures and traffic management.

“We’re grateful to road users and the local community for their patience and understanding.”

How to get the latest travel and traffic information

For full information on roadworks on trunk roads in the north-west and south-east of Scotland, visit the Bear Scotland website.

You can report a defect on the network by filling out this form.

Follow Bear Scotland on Twitter at @bear_scotland and at @SETrunkRoads.