The A9000 Forth Road Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6am on Friday 1 October until 6pm on Saturday 2 October 2021, as part of the ongoing project to replace the main expansion joints.

The closure will allow contractors American Bridge International to position a crane on the carriageway so that footway joints can be reinstalled following remedial works.

Motorway traffic will be diverted via the M90 Queensferry Crossing. Non-motorway traffic will be required to divert via the A985 Kincardine Bridge.

The Forth Road Bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists through this period by way of the west footway/cycleway.

Chris Tracey, BEAR Scotland’s South East Unit Bridges Manager, said: “It’s essential for the safety of workers and road users that we close the bridge to vehicular traffic during these works, as a crane will be positioned on the carriageway.”

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