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"Queensferry Crossing project ‘months behind schedule’ "

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  1. jonty
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    "well paddy, like we've feared all along, i do wonder when they'll elect to traffic manage the approach to both bridges based on 'current congestion conditions'"

    Wouldn't this involve huge amounts of infrastructure changes to enable in any sensible way? There's not the capacity on the slip roads to the old bridge and I think diversions could only work on an "all or nothing" basis.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. chdot
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  3. chdot
    Admin

    The Courier (@courier_fife) 29/11/2017, 09:05

    Claim communities in west Fife are being cut off by shortage of bus services

    http://dlvr.it/Q3QTy5

    http://pic.twitter.com/WfGH5DqKQT

    Relates to posts on previous page -

    http://citycyclingedinburgh.info/bbpress/topic.php?id=16487&page=20#post-268146

    Posted 1 week ago #
  4. paddyirish
    Member

    "The disruption is expected to cause delays of up to four minutes during the morning and evening peaks."

    The poor things. How WILL they cope?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  5. crowriver
    Member

    "The poor things. How WILL they cope?"

    Checking social media on their smartphones?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. bax
    Member

    I think diversions could only work on an "all or nothing" basis.

    aye jonty, on sober reflection that sounds about right

    Posted 1 week ago #
  7. HankChief
    Member

    So, I went over the QC and back on the FRB last night.

    It was late so no traffic but did make me wonder if the ability to run traffic over the FRB is going to be a permanent feature of if they will be digging up the tarmac & crash barriers so you can only access via the bus lanes.

    Anyone able to point me to final layout?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  8. gembo
    Member

    @hankchief, not sure where the final layout might be Nor if it will be the final layout. I would put money on it being left open to cars though.except when fpvery windy when cars will have to use the new bridge :-)

    Are there examples from elsewhere apart from the Forth? I think cars go over both Kincardine bridges but might be wrong but would be good to be aware of double bridge scenarios side by side where one of the bridges is car free? Cars seem to be able to get everywhere.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    The Forth Road Bridge remains closed this morning due to high winds with the Queensferry Crossing open in both directions.

    The decision has been taken due to the weather forecast in the coming days.

    With high winds expected it would result in peak time restrictions on the diversion route over the Forth Road Bridge.

    It was thought that the Forth Road Bridge diversion would be in place this morning, but it has been unable to open due to winds.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/diversions-onto-forth-road-bridge-halted-due-to-high-winds-1-4631007

    But it’s not particularly windy.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  10. rider73
    Member

    agreed @chdot - i crossed it this morning !

    i suspect some other reason ;-)

    Posted 5 days ago #
  11. acsimpson
    Member

    I guess it's the forecast high winds which have caused this. They don't want the egg on their face of having to ban southbound traffic on the FRB while there are holes in the tarmac on the QC. They therefore can't dig up the tarmac while there is a wind warning in place for the coming days. If they aren't digging up the tarmac there is no other reason to keep traffic off the QC so they have reopened it.

    It seems to make sense when you think of it like that.

    Posted 4 days ago #

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