4th Generation Term Contract for Management and Maintenance of the Scottish Trunk Road Network –
North West Unit
A828 10 Connel Bridge – Temporary Cantilevered Walkway and Deck Replacement
BEAR Scotland, acting on behalf of Transport Scotland, is proposing to construct a temporary cantilevered
walkway to the east side of the A828 Connel Bridge to maintain access for non-motorised users whilst bridge
deck replacement works are undertaken.
The cantilevered walkway will provide a safe access route across the bridge during the upcoming works, which
requires the existing footpath and carriageway to be completely removed. Cyclists wishing to use the temporary
walkway will need dismount in order to use the facility.
Walkway construction is scheduled to commence in April, and it is anticipated to take up to four months to
complete. The possibility of retaining the facility will be considered after a feasibility exercise and full public
consultation has been carried out.
Installation of the cantilevered walkway will have little impact on road users, with short road closures required
between midnight and 5.30am to facilitate its construction over a limited number of nights. Signage at either side
of the bridge will advise road users of any restrictions proposed once specific dates are confirmed.
In the coming weeks, local residents may see an increase in activity at the bridge as other maintenance works
are carried out. In advance of the deck replacement scheme, the bridge’s cross girders, which support the deck,
will be strengthened by welding new web stiffening elements, and they will also be modified to receive the new
deck superstructure. Some grit blasting and painting will also be carried out to the underside of the bridge, which
will result in some noise being experienced by local residents during daytime hours.
The actual bridge deck replacement works are programmed for summer/autumn 2023. The works will involve
teams installing a new steel deck, which will ensure the bridge continues to operate at the highest of standards.
More information about traffic management arrangements will be shared closer to the time of the project
commencing; however, works are likely to take place overnight to limit disruption.
Our Ref : 14/NW/1203/037/002
Your Ref :
Date : 16 March 2022