Overnight masonry repairs and essential maintenance works are to take place on the A90 Bridge of Dee in Aberdeen starting from Monday, October 24, for up to three weeks.
The repairs to the Grade-A listed structure will involve maintenance to specific areas of the external bridge faces. The specialist works will involve teams working from an underbridge inspection vehicle stationed on the bridge deck and lowered to allow access to underneath the structure.
The proposed repairs are designed to ensure that the bridge remains resilient to heavy and fast flowing river activity and any potential storm events during winter.
Due to the nature of the works and for the safety of the teams and motorists, the Bridge of Dee will be closed Monday to Friday nights from 7.30pm - 6am, with a local diversion in place between Great Southern Road and Riverside Drive. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians throughout the repairs.
Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “The masonry repair and maintenance works are essential to ensure the continued safe operation of this busy part of the trunk road network, and will help ensure it is resilient to the impact of any weather event in the future.
“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption to motorists by carrying out the repairs during night time hours and avoiding working at weekends.
“Our teams will look to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible, and we thank motorists for their patience in advance and encourage them to plan ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information and leave a little extra time to reach their destination.”
The works will be carried out by BEAR Scotland and have been planned in consultation with Police Scotland, Aberdeen City Council and Traffic Scotland.