Work begins on West Lothian bridge

CONSTRUCTION to replace Skolie Burn Bridge between Addiewell and Loganlea in West Lothian has begun.

The project, costing £2.4 million, is expected to be completed in Spring 2020 by contractor RJ McLeod. A temporary bridge will be put in place during work to ensure pedestrian and vehicle access is maintained, before the old bridge is demolished and a new bridge installed.

Cathy Muldoon, executive councillor for development and transport, said, “I’m delighted that the £2.4 million project to replace Skolie Burn Bridge has now started. The new bridge is a key piece of strategic infrastructure and has a design life of 120 years and will restore full access between Addiewell and Loganlea for many generations to come.”

Tom Conn, executive councillor for the environment, added, “The new £2.4 million bridge will be a major boost to the local road network when completed. It will allow two lanes of traffic to cross without any weight restrictions when completed in 2020, improving access for the local community.”