We received the following notification from Network Rail about the works currently in progress on the railway bridge on Gorgie Road, at the Robertson Avenue/Wheatfield Road junction.
“22 February 2021
Ref: SUB2 0 Miles 0966 yards
IMPROVEMENT WORK – Railway bridge at Gorgie Road, Edinburgh
As part of our commitment to a safer railway, we have been carrying out the first phase of our vital work to the railway bridge on Gorgie Road between Robertson Avenue and Wheatfield Road. This is now near completion and we need to move traffic management and scaffolding to the other side of the bridge to complete the final phase of works.
The refurbishment of the bridge is part of a wider, rolling programme of maintenance work on structures which is designed to extend their lifespan and keep the network safe and reliable.
To deliver this work safely and efficiently, the partial lane closure will remain in place under the bridge with temporary traffic lights. We have moved as much noisy work to dayshift as possible, as we make every effort to reduce disturbance to our lineside neighbours.
The second phase of our scheduled programme of work is detailed in the table below:
|Saturday 27 February||Dayshift 06:00-07:00||Switch partial lane closure and temporary traffic lights to the east bound lane under the bridge on Gorgie Road|
|Monday 1 March until Friday 5 March 2021||Dayshift 07:30 – 17:30||Installation of scaffolding which includes the use of hand and small power tools|
|Monday 8 March – Tuesday 9 March 2021||Dayshift 07:30 – 17:30||Installation of encapsulation, setting-up of blasting equipment & final seal.|
|Wednesday 10 March until Wednesday 17 March 2021||Dayshift 07:30 – 17:30||Grit blasting and painting works which includes the use of blasting equipment powered by air fed compressors|
|Every Saturday & Sunday from 6 March until 14 March 2021||Nightshift 21:00 – 08:00||Trackside mechanical preparation and painting of metallic elements which includes|
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|the use of temporary lighting, generators abrasive wheel tools and small breakers|
|Every Saturday & Sunday from 27 March until 4 April 2021||Nightshift 21:00 – 08:00||Trackside mechanical preparation, painting of metallic elements and timber repairs which includes the use of temporary lighting, generators abrasive wheel tools, small breakers and hand tools|
|Thursday 18 March until Friday 26 March||Dayshift 07:30-17:00||Steelwork repairs which includes the use of temporary lighting, generators, compressors, rivet busting and hand tools.|
|Friday 22 of March until Friday 26 March||Dayshift 07:30-17:00||Application of topcoat which includes the use of generators, compressors and hand tools|
|Monday 29 March until Friday 2 April||Dayshift 07:30 – 17:30||Timber repairs which includes the use of temporary lighting, generators, small power tools and hand tools|
|Monday 5 April until Friday 9 April||Dayshift 07:30 – 17:30||Dismantle scaffold which includes the use of hand and small power tools|
All dates are subject to change and you can keep informed about our programme and any changes by visiting our dedicated website http://www.scotlandsrailway.com/projects/gorgie road.
If you have any questions, you can contact me at email@example.com. Alternatively questions can be sent through to us via our 24-hr helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or our website http://www.networkrail.co.uk/contactus.
Communications Manager, Scotland”