Phase 2 - Kessock Bridge improvements update - week 10

The second phase of the main Kessock Bridge upgrade started on 10 February 2014. The works represent an investment of £13.2m from Transport Scotland. Week eleven of the twenty week programme continues to see contra-flow on the northbound carriageway as well as a reduced speed limit of 30mph.

What has been done during Week 10?

  • Application of the primer for the waterproofing system is complete.
  • Application of the waterproofing system is ongoing.

Works planned for the week ahead:

  • Works will continue on the application of the new waterproofing system.
  • Works will continue on the painting of the steel kerbs.
  • Resurfacing of the areas beyond the north and south movement joints will begin.
  • Removal of scaffolding at the south abutment.

Traffic Management and Diversions:

  • The southbound carriageway and footpath/cycleway are closed.
  • A contra-flow system is in operation on the northbound carriageway.
  • Pedestrian and cyclist diversions are in place on the northbound footpath/cycleway.

Calum Galloway, BEAR Scotland’s Bridges Manager for the North West Unit, said: "We’re continuing with the waterproofing work. The primer application is complete and we are now putting in place the next layer. Painting continues and bridge users may notice some scaffolding being removed during the week.

“As ever we would like to thank road users who use this route for their on-going patience and cooperation during these improvement works. If those travelling are able to use other methods of transport, like taking the bus, train or even car sharing, then we would urge them to do so.”

Motorists driving in and around Inverness can access up to the minute journey time information at www.trafficscotland.org. Further journey planning information is also available on Twitter and via the Travelline Scotland/Transport Scotland travel app. Follow on Twitter @NWTrunkRoads.

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22 Apr 2014
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