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We provide regular updates for road users on the latest traffic management required as part of constructing the Queensferry Crossing and connecting roads.

Transport Scotland and its contractor FCBC work closely to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

All traffic management is planned and coordinated through a regularly convened Traffic Management Working Group, chaired by Transport Scotland and attended by FCBC, Relevant Roads Authorities and emergency services.

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Weekly traffic management update

Please note that this information is updated weekly for the following fortnight. The dates given are as accurate as possible but are subject to change at short notice as the works can be affected by weather or other causes.

TMWG update. 24 March 2017


Society Road

Site crossing controlled by stop/go boards as required. Occasional overhead works, stop / go boards as required.

A904 / B924

Ongoing completion works on A904 / B924 to construct the newly aligned roads and tie-ins.  Two-way traffic on A904 will be maintained at all times until completion.

Week Commencing Monday 27 March 2017, off peak – various white lining works around Echline Gyratory.


North of Ferrymuir roundabout – Minor works to complete footpaths, signals and verges on-going, some Traffic Management still in place till Spring 2017.

Thursday 30 March 2017, off-peak – lane closures for installation of signs.

A90 between Scotstoun and Admiralty

40mph speed limit and temporary average speed cameras in operation both directions.  

A90 / M90 southbound and northbound between Echline and Scotstoun

Northbound main line traffic on A90/M90 running on new road layout, southbound now running on newly constructed southbound carriageway.

A90 Southbound between Echline and Dalmeny

Until late March 2017 – A90 southbound bus stop closed for bus lane works.  

M90 / A90 Southbound

Friday 24 March 2017, 20:00 hours to 06:00 hours – A90 Southbound Closed for Sign Installation on Gantries, Traffic diverted onto Future Public Transport Line, returning to A90 at Dalmeny. No access to M90 Spur.

M90 / A90 Northbound

Saturday 25 March 2017, 20:00 hours to 06:00 hours – A90 / M90 (Spur) northbound closed for sign installation on Gantries, traffic diverted via Kincardine bridge. Local traffic access to Queensferry via B924. Forth Road Bridge remains open.

M90 / A90 Southbound

Saturday 25 March 2017, 20:00 hours to 06:00 hours – Lane 2 southbound closure for gantry works.


A90 between Admiralty and Scotstoun

40mph speed limit and temporary average speed cameras in operation both directions.

A90 Northbound and Southbound between Ferrytoll and Admiralty

Ongoing until Spring 2017 major works to construct new A90/M90 route for the Queensferry Crossing. Northbound and southbound carriageways now switched and operating under narrow lanes.

Occasional night lane closures in each direction for works to facilitate traffic maintenance as required.

Week commencing Monday 27 March 2017, 09:00 hours to 16:00 hours – Occasional weaving lane closure southbound for gantry works.

Thursday 30 and Friday 31 March 2017, 20:00 hours to 06:00 hours – Alternate lane closures north and southbound for surfacing, marking and temporary realignment of traffic lanes.

M90 / A90 Admiralty Interchange

Friday 31 March to Sunday 02 April, 20:00 hours to 06:00 hours each night – Full closure of southbound merge (on-slip) and alternate lane closures on main line for road / slip road reconstruction works.   Signed diversion in place.

Friday 07 April to Sunday 09 April, 20: 00 hours to 06:00 hours each night – Full closure of southbound merge (on-slip) and alternate lane closures on main line for road / slip road reconstruction works.   Signed diversion in place.

Ferrytoll Gyratory

Traffic now switched to new permanent layout of Ferrytoll Gyratory, traffic management still in place whilst works in area continue. Pedestrians now diverted under new north underpass.

Ferrytoll Gyratory northbound diverge (off-slip)

Traffic now switched to new northbound public transport link to join Ferrytoll Gyratory.

Ferrytoll Gyratory northbound merge (on-slip) to A90

Traffic now switched away from Castlandhill Road and temporary slip to new northbound merge direct from Ferrytoll Gyratory.  Controlled pedestrian crossing in operation.

Ferrytoll Gyratory southbound merge (on-slip)

Narrowed for retaining wall construction.

Bus lane now commences after southbound merge.

Ferrytoll Park and Ride

Temporary arrangements now in operation while the new bus operating area and turning circle is reconstructed.

Saturday 25th March 02:00 to Monday 27th March 02:00 – Closed to enable surfacing of Hope Street

Castlandhill Road

Occasional stop / go boards in operation for delivery of equipment to site.

As and when required, temporary traffic lights for barrier works.

Ferrytoll Road / King Malcolm Drive

Ongoing until early 2017 – Junction of King Malcolm Drive, Ferrytoll Road and B981 now operating under permanent traffic lights, traffic management still required at east end with Ferrytoll Gyratory.

B981 Hope Street

Major reconstruction works until Spring 2017.

New arrangements in place for access to Park & Ride.

Saturday 25th March 02:00 to Monday 27th March 02:00 – Hope Street Closed between Ferryhills and Ferrytoll Gyratory to enable surfacing operations.

B981 North Queensferry

Temporary Traffic Lights as and when required for landscaping works at Ferrytoll Viaduct.

Non FCBC works

City of Edinburgh Council – Burnshot Flyover closed over A90. Ongoing.

AMEY - A90 - Occasional nightly contraflows during March 2017,  20:00 hours to 06:00 hours each night – Contraflow on Forth Road Bridge for on-going bridge works, southbound traffic required to divert via Ferrytoll off and on slip roads to re-join A90.  Times of operation may alter at weekends – please check Amey / Traffic Scotland information channels to confirm.

Thursday 30 and Friday 31 March 2017, 20:00 hours to 06:00 hours each night  – A92 / M90  J2a southbound merge closed for gantry works, diversion via Halbeath Roundabout.

Please check websites and other media channels.

Further details will be on the Traffic Scotland website.

A90 south of Forth Road Bridge

A90 Echline to Scotstoun

All traffic is currently using part of the new carriageway (constructed over the original alignment) and the Emergency Link Roads to connect with the Forth Road Bridge. This arrangement will remain, in the most part, until the new crossing opens.

There will be some occasional closures on this section in order to erect signs and other items both in the verges and on the overhead gantries. Details will be provided at the time.

A90/M90 Spur – Scotstoun

There will be closures of the A90/M90 Spur this weekend from Friday March 24, full details are below.

These closures have been timed to minimise delays to users by co-ordinating works for a number of organisations:

  • The Forth Replacement Crossing;
  • The Trunk Road Operating Company for the South East region;
  • The Forth Bridges Operating Company; and
  • Traffic Scotland’s ITS infrastructure contractor.

Friday March 24, 2017 – Southbound

On Friday 24 March 2017 between 8pm and 6am on Saturday 25 March 2017 the southbound M90 Spur will be closed to all traffic south of the Forth Road Bridge from Echline junction.  Southbound traffic travelling over the Forth Road Bridge will be diverted onto the new southbound public transport link as a diversion from Echline Junction just south of the Forth Road Bridge.  For Edinburgh bound traffic this links directly to their intended route of A90 to Barnton.

Traffic intending to use the southbound M90 Spur will be diverted via A90 to Barnton and thereafter to Maybury, Gogar and Newbridge depending on their ultimate destination.

Anyone travelling to Edinburgh Airport should allow additional time for their journey.

The Forth Road Bridge will remain open throughout but may have overnight contraflow operations for ongoing works.

This closure is to allow for completion of works to gantries for the new Forth Replacement Crossing, maintenance of existing carriageways in the area and maintenance/upgrade to existing Intelligent Transport System (ITS) infrastructure on the M90 Spur.

Saturday March 25 – Southbound

On Saturday 25 March 2017 from 8pm to 6am on Sunday 26 March 2017 the northbound A90 and M90 Spur will be closed for matching works to those outlined above.

Traffic travelling northbound from Edinburgh intending to use the M90 Spur northbound will be diverted via M9 and Kincardine Bridge to then follow routes to their ultimate destination.

Northbound traffic from Barnton heading for the Forth Road Bridge will be diverted from Barnton to Maybury and Newbridge. to also follow the M9 northbound diversion.  Sinage will also be in place to advise traffic from Edinburgh Airport of the M90 Spur closure.

Local traffic from Barnton will be able to use the A90 and B924 to get to South Queensferry.

The Forth Road Bridge will remain open throughout but may have overnight contraflow operations for ongoing works.

M8 Junction 2 (Claylands) Westbound Off Slip

Resurfacing works will take place on the westbound M8 at Junction 2 off slip road, from 8pm to 6am, each night, commencing Friday 24th March until Monday 27th March 2017.

This work, with a value of £180,000, will benefit around 15,000 vehicles using this route each day, by ensuring the continued safety and reliability of the road surface, and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.

The maintenance scheme requires a full closure of the off slip road, with a signed diversion in operation.

Traffic on the A720 city bypass westbound will be advised to use the A8 to Newbridge.

Westbound traffic on the M8 will be diverted via Junction 3 off slip road and travel to Deer Park Roundabout, before returning to the eastbound M8 to exit at the Junction 2 eastbound off slip road.

Drivers are advised that on Saturday 25th March the M9 J1a northbound off slip will also be closed for gantry works as advised above.

This work has been planned in consultation with the emergency services, Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, Forth Crossing Bridges Consortium, Forth Bridges Operating Company, Stagecoach, City of Edinburgh Council and West Lothian Council.

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

A90 north of Forth Road Bridge

A90 Forth Road Bridge to Admiralty

All traffic has now been diverted onto a revised route through the works between the Forth Road Bridge and the Ferrytoll area. This new route runs between the existing A90 adjacent to the temporary slip for Inverkeithing/North Queensferry/Port of Rosyth and the new mainline carriageways which then pass over Ferrytoll Junction.

The southbound lay-by at Welldean is no longer accessible from the mainline A90. From spring 2017 (date to be confirmed) the lay-by will close completely.

These arrangements will remain in place until the opening of the Queensferry Crossing although there may be other minor changes of route for mainline traffic in the nearby area, any changes will be advised at the appropriate time.

Admiralty Junction

The northbound slip road (exit) from A90 to Admiralty Junction will be closed from 8pm, Friday 4 March to 6am, Monday 6 March 2017 for resurfacing of the slip road.

Diversions will be in place via Ferrytoll (which must be used by all non-motorway traffic) and A823(M) Masterton.

In addition, similar work is also required on the southbound slip road (entry) from Admiralty Junction to the A90. These works will be undertaken over 2 consecutive weekends in late March / early April and finalised dates will be advised in due course. This work will require closure of the slip and reduction of the A90 southbound to one lane, full details will follow.

Ferrytoll Junction

Ferrytoll Roundabout

The roundabout for the junction is now circulating on the line for the final arrangement. Temporary footpaths are on the north side of the junction where the permanent paths and cycleway will operate.

Ferrytoll Park & Ride

Bus stances serving Ferrytoll Park & Ride are temporarily relocated to the central part of the ground level parking area, while a new turning area and stances are constructed. Facilities have also been moved to temporary accommodation next to this.


Temporary traffic light controls will operate on the B981 below Ferrytoll Viaduct during overhead works and while concrete finishing is applied to the adjacent slopes under the viaduct.

Echline Junction / B800

Ferrymuir Roundabout

The reconstruction works at Ferrymuir roundabout are now largely complete. The remaining verge works, path completion and works associated with the bus lane can now be completed with reduced impact on the route.

Queensferry Junction / A904

As part of the construction process for the southern approaches to the new Queensferry Crossing, plans have been developed to indicate the various phases of construction in transferring A904 traffic from its original alignment to the new Queensferry Junction.

These plans will be periodically updated to reflect construction progress.

Current/Future Phases

A904/B924 Junction

The current layout in this vicinity is shown on the attached plan - Phase 4e2

The current traffic management scheme on the Queensferry Junction gyratory may also be modified at various times depending n adjacent site activities being carried out but will normally be returned to this layout on completion of operations.

Drivers are also reminded of the 30mph speed limit on this section of the A904.

South Queensferry


The remaining verge works, path completion and works associated with the bus lane will continue within the coned areas with stop / go control or temporary signal controls from time to time as may be necessary.


A90 Edinburgh bound bus stop

The Edinburgh bound bus stop on the A90 and the footpath leading to it from the vicinity of Carlowrie Avenue and Staningstane Road is closed for a period of up to 3 months. During this time works will be undertaken to the bus stop and to re-align the footpath at the top of the slope leading up to the A90.

Members of the public are asked to please consult with the appropriate bus operators for alternative options during this time.

The bus stop for services coming from Edinburgh will not be affected by these works.

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