Rail works shut Bonnybridge road for nine months

More rail bridge works are on the way
More rail bridge works are on the way

Motorists face more headaches in 2015 as rail bridge work closes a road for nine months.

From Monday, February 2, Greenhill Road in Bonnybridge will be out of action as Network Rail’s Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme continues.

Work is due to last until October.

An all-vehicle diversion route will be in operation until the road re-opens with pedestrian access across the railway maintained through the installation of a temporary footbridge.

Network Rail will create a turning circle at Woodburn Crescent, just off Greenhill Road, to allow the First Service X37 and the school buses that usually serve Greenhill Road to continue to run when the road is closed.

Falkirk Council has also arranged for First to operate a free shuttle bus, the F37, during the works, running between Glenyards Road and High Bonnybridge Toll to link with the X37.

The multi-million pound EGIP project is designed to deliver electrification to central Scotland’s rail network by ensuring there is enough height clearance above the rails to run overhead electric cables safely below bridges.

The work at Greenhill Road follows demolition works at Callender Glen Bridge in Laurieston and the Carmuirs Tunnels near the Falkirk Wheel over the Christmas period. Bridge works have also recently started at Station Road in Polmont.

Work has now been completed on 48 structures, including bridges in Larbert, Brightons and Falkirk.