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Skolie Burn Bridge works

Temporary traffic management is set to be put in place on Skolie Burn Bridge between Addiewell and Loganlea from Monday 10 September.

Three-way temporary traffic lights with associated lane restrictions and alterations to the footway will be in place for an estimated five weeks.

The road will remain open to vehicles (including buses) and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout, although there may be delays.

The work will allow boreholes and remedial grouting work to be carried out as part of the £2.4 million project to replace the bridge. It follows initial ground investigation works previously carried out at the site that identified potential disused mine workings beneath the site.

These works are essential in advance of the main bridge replacement works, which are currently scheduled to start from March 2019 and could last up to nine months.

A West Lothian Council spokesperson said: "Local residents and those using Skolie Burn Bridge are warned to expect delays from Monday 10 September. The works are expected to last around five weeks.
"Skolie Burn Bridge is thought to have been built in the mid 1800's, with an extension added at a later date, and now requires to be replaced. The current bridge has had restrictions in place for a number of years, so is not suitable for all traffic."

For more information, please visit Skolie Burn Bridge replacement project