Motorway junction construction marks major milestone in Winchburgh’s masterplan

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WINCHBURGH’S new M9 motorway junction – Junction 1B – has opened for northbound local access, with southbound routes into Winchburgh to follow in the next couple of months.

The move marks the first link in a chain of roads connecting routes through Winchburgh and on to the nearby major roads network.

Located adjacent to Duntarvie Castle, the new M9 junction has four slip roads connecting to the existing motorway embankment and providing access to the M9 from north and south.

John Hamilton, chief executive of Winchburgh Developments Ltd, said, “This first step in the opening up of the M9 motorway junction marks a significant moment in Winchburgh’s masterplan to connect the growing community to the surrounding transport network through core roads and upgraded bus services. Local residents, businesses, and visitors will be able to access routes across the central belt that have previously completely bypassed Winchburgh.”

The construction represents just part of £50 million investment in engineering infrastructure over a three-year period by Winchburgh Developments Limited, that unlocks the next phase of Winchburgh’s masterplan allowing the further development of homes, schools, retail and employment spaces and leisure infrastructure.

It has been designed by civil engineers Sweco, with principal contractor RJ McLeod Contractors Ltd, and Thomson Gray, as NEC4 project manager.