30 March
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Local access will remain in place and signage will be in place to advise of diversions.

The following sections of road will be impacted by closures on the following dates:

  • 2 April - Between A801 Avon Gorge and B792 North Gate road (0900-1600)
  • 3-7 April - Between B792 and B8029 (0900-1600)

Other essential work such as gully cleaning and tree pruning for sight lines and sign clearance will also be undertaken during the temporary closures.

Appropriate measures will be applied where required to ensure minimal disruption to local wildlife in the area. Contractors will undertake site specific risk assessments and pre-start checks to identify any ecological constraints before work commences and the council's ecology team will be available to advise and assist through the duration of the works.

Executive councillor for the environment and sustainability, Tom Conn said: " This is the latest in ongoing works around the open space areas of West Lothian to manage the impact of Ash Dieback Disease in the area. We are aware of the disruption and inconvenience that will be caused during a road closure, however it is vital that work is completed to mitigate the potential long term safety hazard that AshDieback Disease could pose in this area. Work will be undertaken in an efficient manner and every effort will be made to minimise disruption with access being maintained for local residents."

For further information on Ash Dieback or if you would like to submit a question in relation to these works, please visit the dedicated Ashdieback Disease web page on the West Lothian Council website- https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/ash-dieback-disease

Alternatively you can call the council's customer service centre on 01506 280000.