• Three overnight slip road closures begin on Wednesday 1 December 2021

Motorists using the M9 Northbound Junction 1 on-slip at Newbridge are promised an improved road surface, with Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland planning to renew approximately 0.5 kilometres of the trunk road over three nights, beginning on Wednesday 1 December.

For the safety of workers and road users, the northbound on-slip at M9 Junction 1 and one lane of the M9 will be closed from 20:30 until 06:00 on the nights of 1 to 3 December.

During these closures, a signed diversion route will be in place via the M8 eastbound to Hermiston Gait roundabout, returning via the M8 Westbound to Junction 2 and rejoining the M9 at Junction 1 Newbridge. This diversion adds an estimated 12 minutes and 9.8 miles to affected journeys. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, are in place to protect teams and ensure they remain safe on site.

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

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will improve safety and ride quality for motorists on this slip road.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience and encourage them to plan ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org