FRB/QC Automated barrier installation – closures and diversions

BEAR Scotland, acting on behalf of Transport Scotland, are planning to carry out installation of the automated barrier system, north and south of the Queensferry Crossing.

The works are programmed to start with resurfacing of the hard shoulder on M90 Ferrytoll onslip southbound on the night of Monday 25th September between 20:00 and 05:00.

This is followed by two weeks of alternating lane, road and slip closures to facilitate the installation of the automated barrier starting on the night of Monday 2nd October, one week break, then another two weeks of installation restarting on the night of Monday 23rd October between 20:00 and 05:00.

Once installed, the automated barrier will require two nights of carriageway closures to commission the system. Northbound carriageway will be closed between Ferrytoll and Scotstoun on Tuesday 31st October between 22:00 and 05:00 and southbound on Wednesday 1st November. Diversion will be in place to A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge for both nights.

Once testing and commissioning has been completed, a trial deployment will be undertaken to test the full barrier system where traffic will be diverted over the Forth Road Bridge on Saturday 4th November between 23:00 and 05:00.

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

If you require any further information on any of the proposed works, please do not hesitate to contact Chris Hynard by email at

Kind regards

SE Consultation Bridges

BEAR Scotland | South East Unit

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