Forth Replacement Crossing
Scotland’s biggest transport infrastructure project in a generation is scheduled for completion May 2017.
We're delivering a new bridge - the Queensferry Crossing - and upgrading the connecting road network on both sides of the Firth of Forth.
Transport Scotland is working with the Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC) consortium on this project.
The Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC) project is providing up to 1,200 job opportunities and a large number of sub contract and supply order opportunities for Scottish companies.
Our work will ensure the future of a vital element of Scotland’s transport network.
For the latest from the construction site you can also visit the Queensferry Crossing section of the Forth Bridges website provided by the Forth Bridges Forum, of which Transport Scotland is a leading member.
About the FRC project
42,000 tonnes of steel will be used in this project to build the longest three tower cable-stayed bridge in the world. Get more key facts about the Forth Replacement Crossing, including information about the bridge and connecting roads, an overview of the Intelligent Transport System and the benefits for public transport.
Information for road users
We provide regular updates for road users on the latest traffic management required as part of constructing the Queensferry Crossing and connecting roads
There are three main elements to this project. The FRC Principal Contract is delivering the bridge and connecting roads, while the Fife ITS and M9 Junction 1A contracts are already complete. See our overview maps for further detail.
You can see what's happening right now on the project, with the help of our seven webcams set up at locations around the construction site on the Forth estuary.
The FRC and you
From the outset, we have placed meaningful consultation with affected communities and other interested parties at the heart of our work. Read about our ongoing engagement with community forums and working groups our approach to environmental assessment and how we plan construction work to minimise local impact.
History of the project
In 2006-7, Transport Scotland carried out the Forth Replacement Crossing Study to examine options for replacing the existing Forth Road Bridge as doubts about its future viability grew. Get an overview of the history and timeline of this major new transport project for Scotland.
Contact and Education Centre
The Forth Replacement Crossing Contact & Education Centre is designed as a focal point for on-going community engagement and achieving a wider education legacy. Based just south of the Forth Estuary, the Centre offers panoramic views of the existing road and rail bridges and provides a perfect platform to view and understand more about construction of the new crossing.
Since the project began we've been publishing up to date information and responding to enquries from local communities, businesses and the media about our work. View frequently asked questions on topics including the environment, traffic management, economic considerations and construction.
Our document and publications library acts as a record of ongoing development and work to date on the Forth Replacement Crossing project, covering topics including construction updates, legislation, community forums and working groups.
Get contact information for our dedicated project hotline, the Contact & Education Centre and for media enquiries.