Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh secret motorway ! Then I see that they have cunningly named the structures with an M prefix someone in there must have a sens of houmour and thought it would be nice to tease the sabristi amoung us.....
Anyways been watching this and it looks like they are starting on converting the M9 junction to full access - this will be fun indeed.
Having had a look at the southern bridge layout it beggers beyond belief at just how cheapskate they are, The M90 is extended across the bridge and ends at the roundabout a short section of A90 will exist to the M9 spur ? Why ? Would it not have been wise to complete it properly ?http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/fil
Simple solution bring the southern part of the old bridge to a half trumpet with the new road - limited exit slip road and bus gate? build a parallel road to the main line heading east from a new roundabout on the B8000. Link this to the A90 east of the M9 spur. Make full access from the M9 spur to the A90 - thus allowing traffic to use the M9 spur from the newly created full flow interchange on the M9 to head to Edinburgh. Simple solution and one that can add to the infrastructure relieve the traffic around the west end of Edinburgh.
What is being built is half hearted - why redo the bridge without addressing the inherant weaknesses around the south queensferry? You see the bus route from the A90 and how they are making the bus go to get to the bridge?
They need to see what they are doing and how this impacts the area - by having a proper access made then it would allow bridge diversions to be completed without complication. And by following the above we would be able to make it motorway all the way from the M9 spur to the bridge.
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