Jedburgh Bridge Closure Update

​5 October 2018 

An update to the programme. We had thought a few tasks could be completed during the October full closure but have had clarification that some need to happen during a subsequent closure in November

So this is the latest: The intersection will be closed to all vehicle traffic (bridge and Roxburgh East and Teviot Road approaches) from Tuesday 16 October. Fulton Hogan’s drilling crew expect to have finished their work (which the total closure is for) by the weekend. In any event the intersection will be open for the public holiday weekend.

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.

Pedestrians and cyclists are able to transit the work site throughout. Roxburgh East Road and Teviot Road will be open to traffic during this phase.


1 October 2018

Users of the Jedburgh Street Bridge in Roxburgh will notice contractors starting work on the bridge strengthening project from today, Monday 1 October.

Scaffolding will be put up to access the underside of the bridge, where repair work will be carried out on the eastern abutment and wing walls to maintain the structural integrity of the bridge.

The latest programme from contractors Fulton Hogan includes a full road closure between Tuesday 16 and 23 October. During this estimated week-long closure vehicles will be unable to access the bridge but cyclists and pedestrians will still be able to cross it. The full closure is required to accommodate the large drilling rig needed to carry out the abutment wall repair.

The bridge strengthening work is expected to be completed by mid-January. The work will impact on traffic using Roxburgh East Road, Teviot Road and the bridge. 

Apart from the full closure mid-October, Roxburgh East and Teviot Roads will be available for duration of the work, with single lane restrictions in place at times. 

The bridge will still be available for cyclists and pedestrians while the vehicle closure is in place. Roxburgh East and Teviot Roads will also still be available while the bridge is closed.

Once the work is completed the speed hump and 20km/h speed limit can be removed, and the weight limit on the bridge can be changed to enable vehicles complying with the 54 tonne High Productivity Motor Vehicle Loadings to use the bridge. This will improve economic productivity for local businesses and transport companies that use this route. 

Council will continue to provide updates to residents as the work progresses.

Page reviewed: 09 Oct 2018 10:00am