Alexandria’s Bank Street to close for rail bridge refurbishment: Bank street bridge aerial

Monday 28 Aug 2017

Alexandria’s Bank Street to close for rail bridge refurbishment

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Scotland

Bank Street in Alexandria will close for seven weeks from tonight (11.59pm Monday, August 28), while Network Rail engineers carry out work to repair and strengthen the railway bridge over the road.

 

The refurbishment of the bridge is part of a wider, rolling programme of maintenance work on our structures which is designed to extend their lifespan and keep our network safe and reliable.

Work on the bridge, near Alexandria station, includes replacing the bridge deck, blast cleaning and repairing the metalwork and painting the structure.

To deliver the programme safely and efficiently, the road needs to close to vehicles as it is too narrow to allow even single lane traffic. Pedestrian and cycle access will be maintained throughout the road closure.

As well as both day and night working, the bridge team will need a full closure of the railway from 11.30pm on Friday, September 15, until 06:00 on Monday, September 18, when they will work around-the-clock to re-deck the bridge. Buses will replace trains over this weekend.

Billy McKay, Network Rail programme manager, said: “We know that Bank Street is an important route for local traffic and we do not take the decision to request its closure lightly.

“We understand the impact that this has for both road users and those next to the proposed diversion route. However, this is the most efficient and safest way to undertake the work required on the bridge.

“We have planned the job carefully with our contractors and will complete it with the minimum possible inconvenience to the local community.”

Network Rail has worked with West Dunbartonshire Council to put in place an appropriate  diversion and all local access has been retained either side of the bridge.

If you have any questions about this work you can contact Network Rail’s 24 hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.  For latest information and progress updates follow on twitter @NetworkRailScot

 

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