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Lothianbridge repairs to cause traffic restrictions

Borders Railway Feature Hardengreen Roundabout Work either side of the Hardengreen roundabout is underway to create the correct ground levels to allow for the construction of the flyover. Heading south, the railway curves left and crosses the Lothianbridge viaduct.

Borders Railway Feature Hardengreen Roundabout Work either side of the Hardengreen roundabout is underway to create the correct ground levels to allow for the construction of the flyover. Heading south, the railway curves left and crosses the Lothianbridge viaduct.

 

Masonry repairs to the Lothianbridge Viaduct will be undertaken from next week to ensure that it is safe for future rail passengers.

From Monday, November 18 to Monday, November 25 there will be traffic restrictions on the A7 under the viaduct.

During the day, traffic will be managed by temporary traffic signals on manual control. At night there will be a full closure with a diversion in place along Newtongrange High Street.

From November 25 the team will move further along the viaduct, which necessitates the full closure of Carrington Road for five days, finishing Friday 6pm. Diversions will be put in place via the B6392 and B704 for the duration of the works.

Hugh Wark, Borders Railway project manager, said: “The Lothianbridge Viaduct is an iconic structure for the Borders Railway. For its age, the Victorian structure is in excellent condition, but work is required to upgrade defective masonry dressings and continue brickwork arch repairs and repointing.

“As the work is taking place in the arches above the A7 and Carrington Road, it is essential that we put diversions in place for safety reasons.”

Network Rail and the contractor BAM have informed the community ahead of these works and are committed to continuing the dialogue throughout the duration of the project. Follow @BordersRailway on Twitter for the latest updates on the team’s progress.

 

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