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A9 DUNBEATH BRIDGE

From : 10th December 2018

To : 26th May 2019

Posted : 10th December 2018

Protective painting project due to begin on A9 Dunbeath Bridge

Project to take up to five months to complete

Majority of project to take place below bridge deck with minimal impact on road users

 

A new painting project is set to begin on the A9 Dunbeath Bridge this week which will see the structure coated with a new protective layer to help prevent any deterioration or corrosion to the steelwork on the bridge.  

The process involves removing the existing paintwork and applying a new system which will protect the steelwork from rust and other impacts for over 20 years.

The project is expected to take up to five months to complete, with the new paint system due to be applied to the full structure.  

Specialist scaffolding will be erected to allow teams to work from a platform hanging beneath the bridge girders.   

The A9 will be unaffected throughout the majority of the project as most of the work will take place beneath the bridge deck, however temporary traffic lights may be in place during some off-peak times to allow safe access to the structure.  These will be removed wherever possible to keep disruption to road users to a minimum. 

Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This painting project for the Dunbeath Bridge on the A9 will allow us to fully recoat the structure helping to ensure it is protected from rust and the elements for years to come.

“We’ve arranged for the majority of the project to take place beneath the bridge deck meaning minimal impact to road users, however some temporary traffic lights may be in place at intermittent periods to allow safe access to the bridge.  

“Teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible, and we thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience while we work on these improvements.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org. 

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