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Diversions at Erskine Bridge

2018 March until November

The main contractor, J Murphy and Sons Ltd, will begin work on Monday March 5 to replace two 1.5 km 300 mm diameter pipelines which are suspended within the deck structure of the Erskine Bridge crossing the River Clyde near Glasgow.

Prior to this date, we will be visible in the following areas carrying out preparatory work.

Boden Boo Community Woodland :

Construction of the new pipeline under the River Clyde and either side of the bridge will include working within Boden Boo Community Woodland. As a result, we will need to fell some trees and divert a section of path. This work will begin on Monday 19 February.

We have designed the route to keep tree felling to a minimum and will plant replacement trees using native species. During this time some of the footpaths on the higher level will be diverted but will remain open. Diversions will be clearly marked.

To provide safe access to the works, J Murphy & Sons Ltd, the contractor working on our behalf, needs to close the layby and the bus stop on the A726 from Monday 5 March. The bus stop has been relocated 200 m to the west on the B815 (as shown below).

As a company, we always aim to reduce our environmental impacts and enhance the sustainability of the way in which we operate and we are therefore working closely throughout the project with the Forestry Commission Scotland.  

St Patrick’s RC Church, Old Kilpatrick :

Work will begin on Monday 26 February behind the Church to clear the site and begin the installation of welfare units. We will be accessing this area via Dumbarton Road with plant and machinery. The equipment we’re using will inevitably generate a degree of noise, however we’ll aim to keep noise levels as low as we can, with noisy work temporarily suspended during services.

During w/c 5 March, once the site is established, the contractor will then mobilise the drilling equipment and commence the drilling work.  

We are sorry about any inconvenience our work causes and would like to thank road users and residents for their patience. This is a complex engineering project however, as always, we aim to minimise disruption whenever possible.

We’ll be posting regular updates on our website to keep commuters informed, however please feel free to share this information with your stakeholders and anyone who may be impacted by our work.

If you have any enquiries about this project, please call us on 01506 856633 during office hours (0800 to 1600) or 0800 912 1700 outside of office hours.

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