A ‘vital’ £1.4 million project to strengthen and re-paint a railway bridge in Paisley is to begin in January.
Network Rail will carry out the works from January 10 until the end of April 2022 on the bridge at the town’s Incle Street. The project will involve the infill of a vacant building next to the structure, ‘noisy’ rivet-bursting and grit blasting activities as well as steelwork repairs and painting.
In order to complete the project in the ‘safest and most efficient’ way, the road under the bridge will have lane closures in place for the duration of the work and delays are expected.
Allison Flanagan, scheme project manager at Network Rail, said, “The essential works that we’re carrying out at Incle Street will not only improve the look of the bridge, but will extend its lifespan for up to two decades. When complete, the bridge and the vacant building will be stronger and better protected against the elements, allowing us to continue to run a safe and reliable railway.
“The lane closures will allow us to complete the works safely and efficiently, and while some delays are expected, we appreciate the patience and support of the community during this time.”