Bridge Repairs on Slug Road

By bellmannews / April 16, 2019
Car crossing the Findlayston bridge with its old stone arches

Summer road closures for repair of four bridges on A957 Slug Road

Four bridges on the A957 Stonehaven to Crathes Slug Road will be closed while essential maintenance is carried out this summer.

Rolling closures will be in place throughout July and August, meaning once engineers have finished with one bridge, they will move on to the next.

The work is starting at the Crathes end of the road, working towards Stonehaven, with the Findlayston Bridge, some two miles outside Stonehaven, the last to be repaired.

The repairs are needed due to repeated impacts by vehicles and general deterioration due to age – while inconvenient, doing this work now avoids longer closures later.

It is being done during the summer to allow traditional materials and techniques to be used, necessary given the historical significance of the bridges.

The continuous rolling closures over eight weeks are necessary to ensure the safety of the workforce and will take place on the following dates:

•           A957 Blairydrine Bridge – 1/7/2019 to 14/7/2019

•           A957 Cowton Bridge – 15/7/2019 to 11/8/2019

•           A957 Mowtie Bridge – 12/8/2019 to 18/8/2019

•           A957 Findlayston Bridge – 19/8/2019 to 24/8/2019

The diversion route throughout the closure will be via the new AWPR (A90) Stonehaven to Milltimber and A93 Milltimber to Crathes.

Notice of closure signs indicating the relevant dates will be erected in advance at each bridge location.