Final phase of the A90 cycleway enhancement begins Monday 2 February

Temporary diversions will be in place between Barnbougle and Burnshot Wood from Monday 2 February 2015 so that upgrading work to the cycleway can take place.

The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Transport Scotland via Sustrans, is currently progressing a £1.8m scheme to enhance cycling and walking provision between Edinburgh and the Forth Road Bridge. This scheme supports walking and cycling policies detailed in the Council’s Local Transport Strategy and Active Travel Action Plan.

The current and final phase of this project involves upgrading the cycle path between Barnbougle and Burnshot Wood. This will involve widening and resurfacing the existing path, and installing a safety barrier with added veins to reduce the problem of glare for northbound cyclists.

Work on this scheme will commence on site on Monday 2nd February 2015, and will last approximately ten weeks.

Councillor Adam McVey, Vice Convener of Transport, said: “The A90 cycleway project will greatly improve provision for cyclists and walkers between Edinburgh and the Forth Road Bridge. Huge thanks are due to the Dalmeny Estate for allowing us to signpost a temporary diversion route through the Estate so that we can complete the final phase of the works. We apologise for any inconvenience these works might cause and would like to reassure everyone that we’ll try and minimise disruption wherever we can.” 

For safety reasons, it will be necessary to close the path during the construction period, however a temporary diversion route for pedestrians and cyclists will be available through Dalmeny Estate for the duration of the works. This can be accessed from the main entrance to Dalmeny House at Chapel Gate on the B924 to the north, and the Burnshot flyover to the south.

Whilst the path closure is in effect, the diversion will be clearly signed along its full length. Pedestrians and cyclists should be aware of the presence of local vehicular traffic within the Estate.

The A90 will remain open to vehicles at all times, however an off-peak lane closure will be in operation to ensure a safe working area for our contractors. A temporary 50mph speed limit will also be in place whilst the lane closure is in effect.

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