Burnshot Bridge works update July 2020

As we move into the final month of construction at Burnshot, the following closures are required to facilitate the works:

• A90 Slow Lane Closures 08:00-16:30
Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th – A90 Northbound slow
Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th – A90 Southbound slow.
Possible closure either Northbound or Southbound on Friday 10th if works not complete.
Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th – A90 Northbound slow. (crash barrier installation)
Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th – A90 Southbound slow. (crash barrier installation)

These works will be undertaken in co-ordination with the verge cutting works which are also taking place that week. Northbound and Southbound noted here may swop around to facilitate other works.

The A90 remains open throughout, just reduced to one lane as you will have seen on many occasions previously.

• A90 Southbound slip road closure 08:00-16:30
As part of the bridge project, modifications are being undertaken to the junction on the east side of the bridge. This requires closures on:

Tuesday 7th – planing away existing surfacing (which traffic can then drive on)

Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th – resurfacing – probably two days but third in case of weather issues.

We are liaising with Dalmeny Estates regarding local access during this time. This requires closure of A90 Southbound Burnshot Flyover and Craigiehall bus stops. There will be a temporary bus-stop where the slip road meets the A90, near Cramond Brig.

• Burnshot Road Closure 08:00 Tuesday – 17:30 Wednesday
These resurfacing works were cut short when lockdown measures were introduced in March, and 2 days work remain to complete the surfacing on Burnshot Road, to the West of the junction with the road to Craigies Farm.

Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th full closure on Burnshot road for planing and resurfacing.

There is advanced signage in place, there will be a fully signed diversion as attached (similar to before) and we have been liaising with Craigies Farm regarding local access.

• A90 Carriageway Closures 19:00-07:00

Monday 20th – A90 Northbound full closure on nightshift for removal of the temporary barriers and reverting the A90 lanes back to their normal width

Tuesday 21st – A90 Southbound full closure on nightshift for removal of the temporary barriers and reverting the A90 lanes back to their normal width

Diversions simply up and down slip roads with local access maintained, as what was done during the old bridge demolition, deck concreting, beam installation, lane narrowing, etc.

As always, TM is subject to change depending on weather (particularly since much of this is either surfacing or white lining) so I will let you know of any significant updates. I’ve attached a summary of the closures on a map which may make things clearer.

Stephen Knox MEng CEng MICE | Transport Manager – Structures & Flood Prevention | Place | Planning and Transport | The City of Edinburgh Council