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Skolie Burn Bridge replacement works to start

Initial work is set to start on a £2.4 million project to replace Skolie Burn Bridge between Addiewell and Loganlea.

25 June

Preliminary grouting works are set to start in August 2018 for up to six weeks, prior to the main bridge replacement works starting early 2019, which are expected to last up to nine months.

A series of drop-in information sessions have been arranged at the Pit Stop Community Centre in Loganlea for local residents looking to find out more about the large-scale project.

A West Lothian Council spokesperson said: "Skolie Burn Bridge is thought to have been built in the mid 1800's, with an extension added at a later date, and now requires to be replaced. The current bridge has had restrictions in place for a number of years, so is not suitable for all traffic.

"The work will take place in two phases, with ground investigations work and grouting commencing in late August 2018. The main bridge replacement work will start in early 2019 and will see a temporary bridge installed to ensure that vehicular and pedestrian access is maintained between Loganlea and Addiewell at all times.

"Local residents and those affected by the works are invited to come along to the drop-in sessions taking place to find out more about this significant project taking place in the area."

Everyone is welcome to attend one of the drop-in information sessions at the Pit Stop to find out more. Sessions will take place on:

•    Thursday 28 June 2018 from 3pm to 7pm
•    Wednesday 25 July 2018 from 3pm to 7pm
•    Tuesday 7 August 2018 from 10am to 4pm
•    Thursday 16 August 2018 from 3pm to 7pm
 

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