Network Rail has announced the closure of Nitshill Road near Glasgow over eight Saturday nights while engineers carry out essential repair work and strengthening of the railway bridge over the A726, according to Rail Advent.
The bridge is part of Nitshill Station, and the £1m maintenance project is to extend the lifespan of the bridge, and maintain its safety.
As well as drainage improvements and clearing vegetation, the work includes strengthening of girders, masonry repairs, cleaning and repairing metalwork, and application of corrosion protection.
Nitshill Road will be closed overnight each Saturday from 22 February, to allow engineers to react scaffolding. Additionally, traffic management will be in place from February 22 until April 13, which will reduce the road to a single lane controlled by temporary traffic lights. Network Rail has worked with Glasgow City Council to put an ‘all vehicle’ diversion in place.
Allison Flanagan, Network Rail project manager, said: “We understand the impact that this potentially will have for both road users and those communities adjacent to the bridge works. However, this is the most efficient and safest way to undertake the work required on the bridge.”
The refurbishment of the bridge, at Nitshill train station, is part of a wider, rolling programme of maintenance work on structures which is designed to extend their lifespan.
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