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Edinburgh Live
Jamie Saunderson

Edinburgh motorways to close overnight as signs repaired on M9 and M90

A series of overnight closures on two of Edinburgh's busiest motorway routes will force drivers to take detours in the coming days.

Sections of the M9 and M90 will both shut to allow road maintenance crews to fix overhead sign panels. Three weeks of similar repairs were carried out last month.

Transport Scotland contractor Bear Scotland says the closures are likely to be in place between 8pm and 6am on each night of works.

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The first set of closures will see access to the M9 heading north shut off at the Newbridge Interchange on Saturday, while lanes two and three on the main carriageway will also be closed. All traffic will be diverted through Hermiston Gait and the M8.

The road will close for a second consecutive night on Sunday but lanes one and two will instead be closed while traffic continues to run on lane three. The same diversion route will be in place.

There will be another two nights of closures on the M90 next weekend.

Saturday, October 15 will see lanes one and two initially closed at Junction 1 southbound with all traffic moved into the bus lane. Later in the night, the bus lane and lane one will be closed with motorists moving to lane two.

On Sunday, October 16 there will be a full closure of the M90 southbound at junction 1C. All vehicles will be re-routed down the southbound off-slip and back-up the on-slip, where they will re-join the route.

Chris Tracey, BEAR Scotland’s South East Unit Bridges Manager, said: “This extended programme of repairs to overhead gantries on the M9 and M90 has been carefully planned to minimise their impact on the travelling public.

“We always avoid closing roads wherever it is safe and practical to do so, however the specific locations of these overhead gantries are such that motorway and slip road closures are necessary for the safety of our operatives and motorists.

“We’ve scheduled the works to take place overnight to minimise disruption and we thank motorists in advance for their patience and understanding.“


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