The Kincardine Bridge will be closed to traffic over night this week.
The nightly closure between Wednesday, July 22 and Monday, August 3 will allow an essential inspection of the structure to be carried out.
Traffic will be diverted via the neighbouring Clackmannanshire Bridge during the 8pm to 6am closure.
The scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, bus operating companies, road hauliers, Clackmannanshire, Fife, Stirling and Falkirk councils.
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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.
Motorists are advised eastbound traffic will be diverted to Clackmannanshire Bridge via Higgins Neuk Roundabout. At Kilbagie Roundabout, traffic will join the A977 to Kincardine with the diversion ending at Longannet (Toll) Roundabout.
Westbound traffic will be diverted from Longannet (Toll) Roundabout via the A977 and at Kilbagie Roundabout will take the first exit onto the A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge. The diversion will end at Higgins Neuk Roundabout.
Works are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.
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