Network Rail Works on Gorgie Road Railway Bridge – Phase 2 Notification

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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 

Dear Members, 

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:

Date Shift Times Activities
Saturday 27 February Dayshift 06:00-07:00Switch 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 – 17:30Installation of scaffolding which  includes the use of hand and small  power tools
Monday 8 March – Tuesday 9 March 2021Dayshift 07:30 – 17:30Installation of encapsulation,  setting-up of blasting equipment  & final seal.
Wednesday 10 March until  Wednesday 17 March 2021Dayshift 07:30 – 17:30Grit 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 2021Nightshift 21:00 – 08:00Trackside 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 2021Nightshift 21:00 – 08:00Trackside 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 MarchDayshift  07:30-17:00Steelwork repairs which includes  the use of temporary lighting,  generators, compressors, rivet  busting and hand tools.
Friday 22 of March until  Friday 26 MarchDayshift  07:30-17:00Application of topcoat which  includes the use of generators,  compressors and hand tools 
Monday 29 March until  Friday 2 AprilDayshift 07:30 – 17:30Timber repairs which includes the  use of temporary lighting, generators, small power tools and  hand tools
Monday 5 April until Friday 9 AprilDayshift 07:30 – 17:30Dismantle 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 road.  

If you have any questions, you can contact me at  Alternatively questions can be sent through to us via our 24-hr helpline on 03457 11 41  41 or our website

Yours faithfully 

Eddie Harbinson 

Communications Manager, Scotland”

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