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From : 22nd June 2020

To : 3rd August 2020

Posted : 17th June 2020


  • Work starts Monday 22 June for six weeks
  • Strict physical distancing protocols in place to protect teams


An essential bridge maintenance project on the M90 Friarton Bridge, which carries the motorway over the River Tay at Perth is set to resume next week.

It is vital that these essential works are carried out in order to maintain the integrity and safety of the trunk road network.

The project originally began in March which saw teams install a temporary work access platform as well as removing the existing bridge parapet before work was paused for safety reasons due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The remainder of the project will see teams complete repairs to a short section of the reinforced concrete edge beam on the southbound carriageway which supports the bridge parapet. The scheme is designed as a trial repair in advance of wider maintenance work to the full structure.

The majority of the project will be completed overnight between 7.30pm and 5am. A single lane closure on the southbound carriageway will be in place every night to allow works to be carried out safely.

In order to create a safe and accessible worksite, narrow lanes are in place and a 30mph speed restriction is in force on the approach to the structure and across the bridge itself. For safety, the speed restriction will remain in place throughout the project to protect teams as well as road users.

A weekend contraflow is scheduled at the end of the project to remove the necessary safety measures from the worksite and return the bridge to normal operation. This is currently planned to start on Friday 31 July.  All relevant stakeholders will be informed of further details in advance of the work taking place.

The northbound carriageway will remain unaffected throughout the project with the exception of the weekend contraflow to remove the current traffic management arrangements from the bridge at the end of July.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all on-site personnel remain safe throughout the duration of the project. 

Commenting on the recommencement of this project, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative said:  At this difficult time the safety of our employees, our supply chain and local community remains a top priority during this essential maintenance project, and all personnel will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Government guidance to ensure they are kept safe.  Thorough risk assessments have been developed and cleansing stations will be implemented on site to ensure all staff remain safe.

“The bridge maintenance work on the M90 Friarton will ensure that this location of the network remains safe and reliable. The work is also an important step towards developing a repair strategy for the whole structure.

“The traffic management is essential to keep everyone safe during this project, however to minimise any impact to road users as much as possible we’re carrying out all construction at night.

“As always we’ll do all we can to ensure that this project is completed as quickly and as safely as possible.”

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