26 October 2018
There has been a hive of activity this week at the intersection of Jedburgh Bridge and Roxburgh East and Teviot Roads. The drilling contractor began drilling into the rock for the ground anchors. This has identified that the material is less suitable than expected. The bridge repair is a complex operation and is dependent on the underlying geology, which can only be confirmed once excavation has occurred.
The quality of the rock material now requires further testing to be done to ensure that the design requirements can be met. Following this testing, the remaining holes can be drilled to required depth and work can continue.
This testing will delay the completion of this phase of the programmed work and will now require the intersection to be closed from Monday to Friday next week (29 October-2 November). The intersection with be open over the weekend periods.
A reminder that from Monday 5 November to Friday 16 November, the bridge only will be closed for the new back wall to be constructed.
Detour routes will still be available for vehicles. Pedestrians and cyclists can still access through the site.
We understand that the project is causing inconvenience to the local community,and there is significant commitment from council and the contractors to limit the closures as much as possible.
Your continued patience is appreciated.
Monday 15 October
Due to a mechanical failure on a critical piece of equipment, four further days of closure need to be added to the work programme on the Jedburgh Street Bridge repair.
In addition to the already advertised intersection closure from tomorrow Tuesday 16 October to Friday 19 October, the intersection will also be CLOSED next Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 October.
The intersection will be closed to all vehicle traffic (Jedburgh St Bridge and Roxburgh East and Teviot Road approaches), but pedestrians and cyclists will be able to transit the work site throughout.
A further closure of the bridge ONLY will be in place from Monday 5 November to Friday 16 November (including the weekend of the 10th and 11th) to allow construction of the new section of the abutment wall structure.
Apart from the known full closures above, there may be single lane restrictions in place across the bridge at times. Traffic management will be in place.
Once again we acknowledge that infrastructure upgrades bring with them disruption and inconvenience. We do appreciate your patience.