Questions & Answers for Kerse Road Bridge Works
Q1. What is happening at Kerse Road Bridge?
Network Rail is replacing the railway bridge to provide clearance for the electrification of the railway. To facilitate these works Network Rail sought a closure of the road bridge. A temporary service bridge has been installed to maintain access for pedestrians and cyclists.
Q2. When will Kerse Road close?
Kerse Road bridge will operate aone way system for eastbound exiting the Craigs Roundabout from Monday, January 8. Traffic travelling in the opposite direction will be diverted via A9 Burghmuir Road, A872 Glasgow Road and A91.
This system will remain in place until April 16 when the road will close completely for 6 months. The road will reopen to traffic, excluding HGVs on October 23.
Q3. What involvement does the Council have?
We appreciate these works by Network Rail will cause disruption. As the roads authority the Council is working with Network Rail to mitigate the impact on road users, residents and businesses. The Council has been in discussion with Network Rail about these works for a number of months and as a result, the scope of the closure has been reduced from one year, which was originally planned, to six months.
Q4. What measures is the Council taking to minimise the impact on traffic?
The traffic management measures have been carefully planned on main alternative routes and busy junctions to minimise the impact on road users. We have agreed that there will be no additional planned roadworks on any of the roads affected by the Kerse Road Bridge closure until January 2019. In addition we will continuously review the traffic management in the area to ensure that the network is safe and that local disruption is minimised.
Q5. What support will there be for those affected by the works?
Network Rail has committed to supporting local businesses affected by the works though helping them promote their services in the area. In addition Network Rail will issue regular monthly updates on progress to communities impacted and this communication will begin in December.
Q6. Will the temporary service bridge be open throughout the works?
The service bridge will be available throughout the works with the exception of 28 - 30 April and 5 - 7 May when the current Kerse Road Bridge is being demolished.
Q7. How can I find out more?
Network Rail is holding a series of community drop-in events to provide information on its planned works at Kerse Road Bridge.
The sessions will offer residents and road users the opportunity to find out more about the project and ask questions about the work.
- Tuesday, 9 January, 4pm–7pm –Crawford Halls, 70 Colquhoun Street, Stirling, FK7 7PX
Drop ins for businesses are being held on:
- Thursday, 11 January, 4pm–7pm –The Golden Lion, King Street, Stirling, FK8 1BD
Q8. Who should I contact at Network Rail if I need further information?
Questions on the works can be emailed to us or alternatively call Network Rail’s 24 hour community relations helpline on 03457 11 41 41