Structural repairs and improvements will be undertaken to the underside of the bridge deck above the A9 Burghmuir Road and the adjacent walls on the A9.
These critical works are part of a wider programme of renovations to the underpass and improvements to the area surrounding Stirling Railway Station and Goosecroft Road.
Two phases of works on each carriageway
The initial phase of the works will focus on the Burghmuir Road underpass and will be undertaken on the following dates:
- Northbound carriageway: Monday 25th October – Friday 19th November.
- Southbound carriageway: Monday 10th January 2022 – Friday 25th February 2022.
These works will only be undertaken on the A9 Burghmuir Road and there will be no impact to the operation of Goosecroft Road or access to the railway station or bus station during these works. Two-way traffic flow will be maintained on the A9 Burghmuir Road, with a contraflow system in operation and a reduced speed limit in place for the duration of the works.
Embargo on other road works
An embargo on other road works in the immediate area has been put in place to avoid conflicting works being undertaken which may impact traffic. To allow for preparation on site for the works to commence, there will be an initial closure of the southbound tunnel underpass between 6am-12pm on Sunday October 24th, and full night time closures of both tunnels between 11pm-6am from October 24th-26th.
As part of the project the lighting within the underpass will be upgraded to provide new LED lighting.
The future improvements to the railway station forecourt and Goosecroft Road will progress later in 2022/23 as part of Scotrail’s Stirling Station Gateway Project. This will enhance and improve the streetscape in front of Stirling Station, which will include improved access and pedestrian and cycle routes to the station and city centre.
Delivering long term benefits
Convenor of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee, Councillor Jim Thomson, said: “We understand that our residents want us to invest in areas they care about, such as improving our roads network, and the work to improve Burghmuir Road underpass represents our commitment to investing in this key asset.
“Although we appreciate there may some short term disruption for drivers, traffic flow will be maintained and this work will deliver long term benefits to ensure the underpass is fit for purpose in the immediate and long term future.”
Vice Convenor, Councillor Danny Gibson said: “This underpass is the main travel artery through Stirling city centre and we are aware of how important it is to local residents and businesses. That is why we have taken measures to ensure traffic will be maintained via a one-way contraflow system, and that no surrounding works will impact on this already busy route.”
More information on the road closures are available on the Road Closures section of Stirling Council’s website.