Maintenance work on Denny bridge causing traffic disruption

A two-week programme of roadworks has begun on a section of a Falkirk district motorway.

By Jonathon Reilly
Thursday, 16th July 2020, 10:04 am
Updated Thursday, 16th July 2020, 10:09 am

Carriageways were closed on the M80 between Junction 8 Bankhead and Junction 9 Pirnhall last night for the first of a series of essential repairs.

The is to allow operating company Amey to carry out essential maintenance work, including carriageway resurfacing and the replacement of expansion joints at Carron Bridge, Denny.

Running until July 29, the northbound carriageway of the M80 will be closed between Junction 8 Bankhead and Junction 9 Pirnhall from 8pm until 6am on July 16, 21, 22, 23 , 24, 27 and 28.

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Repair work on a Denny bridge is causing disruption for motorists. Picture: John Devlin.

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A diversion route for northbound traffic will be signposted from Junction 8 Bankhead via the M876 to the M9 southbound, rejoining the M876 eastbound at Junction 7 before turning at Bowtrees Roundabout and returning northbound on the M9 to rejoin the M80 at Junction 9 Pirnhall.

The southbound carriageway of the M80 will be closed at Junction 9 Pirnhall from 8pm until 6am on July 17, 18, 19 and 20.

A diversion route for southbound traffic will be signposted via the M9 southbound and the M876 eastbound to Bowtrees Roundabout, where traffic will return to M80 Junction 8 Bankhead via the M9 northbound and the M876 westbound.

The safety of workers remains a top priority during this essential maintenance project. Physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all on-site personnel remain safe throughout the duration of the project.

Thorough risk assessments will be carried out and cleansing stations will be implemented on-site.

Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or via Twitter: @TrafficScotland.

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