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Safety cameras go live at Forth Road Bridge

16 September 2015

news-title-road-bgDrivers and road workers will benefit from increased safety measures as temporary average speed cameras go live on the A90 northbound at the Forth Road Bridge.

The safety cameras will be switched on this Thursday (17th September) and will remain in operation until the end of the project in December 2016. On approach and throughout the roadworks, signs will advise drivers of the speed restrictions.

The works are taking place adjacent to live traffic and are necessary for the significant upgrade to the road network taking place alongside construction of the new Queensferry Crossing. The speed limit on the A90 northbound has been reduced to 40 mph from south of the Forth Road Bridge to Admiralty Junction to ensure the safety of construction workers and the travelling public.

Regular travellers along this stretch of road will have noticed a significant increase in the amount of activity directly adjacent to the A90 in recent months. The safety of workers is absolutely paramount especially given the proximity to live traffic.

Transport Scotland Roads & Infrastructure Manager, Steven Brown, said:

“We know from our experience of major road infrastructure projects that safety cameras are a tried and tested approach that improves safety for road users and construction workers. We have been impressed with the levels of compliance with the 40 mph speed limit since it was introduced on the A90 northbound.

“We have waited for as long as possible before introducing the safety cameras to the A90, now significant operations are underway within close proximity to live traffic. The safety of our workforce and the travelling public is of paramount importance and the cameras will encourage a safe and steady flow of traffic through the works area.

“Additional safety cameras are expected to be installed southbound on the A90 in this area later this year.”