Network Rail issues reminder of road closures to survey railway bridge on A78: NR Logo

Monday 20 Nov 2023

Network Rail issues reminder of road closures to survey railway bridge on A78

Region & Route:
Scotland’s Railway: Scotland

A78 Kilwinning (Eastbound) will be closed from 22:00hrs on Wednesday 22 November until 06:00hrs on Thursday 23 November.

And and A78 Kilwinning (Westbound) will be closed from 22:00hrs on Thursday 23 November until 06:00hrs on Friday 24 November.

Network Rail is reminding residents and motorists of a road closure scheduled to take place at the end of this month in Kilwinning.

As part of a commitment to providing a safe and reliable railway, engineers will be conducting a structural survey of the railway bridge (named 162/016A Kilwinning By Pass) from 22:00hrs on Wednesday 22nd November until 06:00hrs on Thursday 23rd November (Eastbound) and then 22:00hrs on Thursday 23rd November until 06:00hrs Friday 24th November (Westbound).

Coneworx on behalf of Network Rail will manage the closed section of road and will put out warning signs in advance of the closure and diversion signs out during it.

Darren Dickson, Project Manager for Network Rail, said: “The work we’re undertaking will provide vital information on the condition of this railway bridge is crucial for the long-term future reliability of the line.

“Working on the railway at night offers the safest environment for our teams and causes the least disruption to our passengers and freight trains. However, we understand the inconvenience this work will cause some people.

“We would like to thank those affected for their patience and understanding and offer assurances that every effort has been made to reduce the impact of our activities as much as possible.”

Notes to Editors

Network Rail issues reminder of road closures to survey railway bridge on A78, Kilwinning (between Pennyburn Roundabout to Eglinton Interchange)

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