Monday 26 Apr 2021
Diversion routes in place as Cornton level crossing temporarily closes
- Region & Route:
- Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Network Rail will begin the next phase of vital work to upgrade Cornton level crossing this week.
Engineers will replace the current half-barrier level crossing system with a new full-barrier stretching all the way across the road.
Optical remote sensing technology, which scans for objects on the track, will also be introduced as part of the upgrade.
To enable the introduction of the new barrier system, there needs to be signalling, telecoms and track works on and around the level crossing and Cornton Road, from its junction with Forth Park to its junction with Carsaig Court, will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians from 23:30hrs on Friday 30 April until 06:00hrs on Monday 10 May.
Innis Keith, head of operational safety for Network Rail in Scotland, said: “We are approaching the final stages of this vital project to upgrade Cornton Road level crossing.
“When the level crossing re-opens, the barriers will stretch across the full length of the road, so there will be a significant and positive change, not just in how the crossing looks, but in how safe it is for trains, vehicles and pedestrians to use.
“While we understand the importance of this through route for local traffic, and that closing it isn’t ideal, diversion routes will be in place to minimise inconvenience to the community.
“We apologise to anyone affected by this work and thank you for your continued support and patience throughout these essential improvement works.”
Pedestrians are advised that an alternative route to cross the railway during the road closure will be at the pedestrian level crossing at Easter Cornton Road or the footbridge at Adamson Place/Dumyat Road.
Cars and large vehicles will be diverted through Cornton Road, Fountain Road, Henderson Street, Airthrey Road, Causewayhead Road, Cornton Road and vice versa.
Heavy goods vehicles will be diverted via Cornton Road, Fountain Road, Henderson Street, Airthrey Road, Alloa Road, A91, Kerse Road, Burghmuir Road, Causewayhead Road, Cornton Road and vice versa.
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