A90/M90 spur overnight works

The overhead gantry is the first of two installations as part of the significant road upgrade for the new Queensferry Crossing. The gantry will be installed on the southbound carriageway at the point where the A90 to Edinburgh and the M90 Spur separate.

Lane restrictions will be in place on the A90 in both directions from 20:00 hours, with full closure of the A90 southbound from 23:00 hours to 05:00 hours.

The southbound carriageway on the M90 spur will completely close between 21:00 hours to 05:00 hours. Traffic approaching the Forth Road Bridge from the north will be re-directed via Kincardine Bridge.

The outside lane on the M90 spur northbound will also close from 21:00 hours reopening at 05:00 hours.

Steven Brown, Transport Scotland Roads and Infrastructure Manager said:

“This work has been planned to take place overnight and at the weekend to minimise restrictions and delays for road users as far as possible. The timing of the work takes account of performance times at the Edinburgh Festival and at the Military tattoo.

“Due to the closure of the A90 and M90 Spur southbound after South Queensferry a diversion will be in place for strategic southbound traffic via the Kincardine Bridge. While the Forth Road Bridge southbound will be open for local traffic only.

“Northbound traffic on the A90 and the M90 Spur will have at least one lane available throughout the operations except for short periods while the gantry is moved from its current storage area into position for lifting. The Forth Road Bridge will remain fully open for northbound traffic during the operations.

“We recognise this could result in some disruption and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Our advice to road users is to plan ahead, check travel information from Traffic Scotland and allow extra time where necessary.”

This work involves the installation of an overhead gantry on the southbound carriageway. A second gantry installation for the northbound carriageway is scheduled for overnight on Saturday September 3, 2017. Further details will be issued ahead of this operation.

Notes to editors

Full details of the traffic restrictions that will apply on Saturday August 27 through to Sunday August 28 are as follows:

M90 Spur northbound Lane 2 closed until 05:00
A90 from Edinburgh northbound Lane 1 closed until 05:00


M90 Spur southbound completely closed until 05:00
A90 to Edinburgh Lane 2 closed

21:45 (approx.)

Rolling Road Block A90 & M90 Spur while gantry crosses the carriageway to the lifting position, traffic will be released once gantry has moved.


A90 to Edinburgh completely closed (M90 Spur already closed) until 05:00


All routes re-opened.

Timings above are for guidance and exact sequences may change on the night depending on conditions.

For live traffic updates please visit: www.trafficscotland.org by following twitter.com/trafficscotland

Further information on the planned works is available at: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/project/forth-replacement-crossing/information-road-users

Published 24 Aug 2016 Tags