Lane closures in new year on dual carriageway at Livingston

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January will see the next phase of refurbishment commence on the bridge that carries the slip road exiting the eastbound M8 at Junction 3 Livingston.

Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will carry out concrete repairs and bearing replacement on the bridge’s central piers.

To allow the works to be proceed safely, the A899 dual carriageway between Dechmont Roundabout and Livingston East Roundabout, including access to the M8 eastbound on-slip, will be closed overnight in both directions from 8pm on January 9 to 6.30am on January 10.

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This section of the A899 will then be reduced to a single lane in each direction from January 10 until autumn 2024.

Work will be carried out on January 9 and 10.Work will be carried out on January 9 and 10.
Work will be carried out on January 9 and 10.

During the overnight closure of the A899, a signed diversion will be in place via the A89, Deans Road and Houston Road, or vice versa. Traffic for the M8 eastbound will be able to join the M8 westbound at Junction 3 from the Livingston East Roundabout before turning at Junction 3A to continue their journey eastbound.

Chris Tracey, BEAR Scotland’s South East Unit Bridges Manager, said: “Phase 2 is now ready to commence, including concrete repairs and bearing replacement on the bridge’s central piers.

“To facilitate the remaining works and provide a safe working environment, lane closures in both directions will need to be in place until autumn 2024, including partial closure of the lanes approaching the A899 southbound on the Dechmont Roundabout.”

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