Forth Road Bridge reopens in time for Christmas

Council Leader Andrew Burns has welcomed news that the Forth Road Bridge will reopen to cars from tomorrow.

“This is great news for those planning to travel to and from Edinburgh over the busy festive period, including people celebrating Hogmanay here in the Capital, and is testament to the efforts of those who have worked round the clock since the start of this month to repair the defect.

“Of course, It will also be a particular relief for those planning to resume their daily commute to and from Edinburgh in 2016.

“As always, our priority is to keep the city moving, and while the bridge’s reopening will alleviate some of the ongoing delays to traffic, we will continue to work with partners to minimise the impact resulting from its continued closure to HGVs.

“It will also be welcomed by the businesses and communities who have worked hard to remain open as usual despite disruption, particularly in South Queensferry, where we have been working with Marketing Edinburgh to help promote shops, cafes and restaurants across the area, which has been affected by the travel issues.”

The Forth Road Bridge will reopen to all vehicles except Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) at 6am tomorrow (Wednesday, 23 December).

The bridge was first closed on 3 December following the discovery of defective steelwork.

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