College Milton Rail Bridge

A726 College Milton Rail Bridge

26 October 2020

Structural Maintenance


UPDATE: (12th OCT)

Evening closures (20:00-06:00):Friday 13th – Total EB&WB

Surfacing works are being carried out and road markings.

  • Monday 16th – Full EB closure & Lane 2 WB closure
  • Tuesday 17th – Full EB closure
  • Wednesday 18th – Full WB closure
  • Thursday 19th – Full WB closure

Closures are on the A726 between Eaglesham Road Roundabout and West Mains Rbt.


Phase 1 of essential structural maintenance on the A726 College Milton Rail Bridge will commence on a 24/7 basis from Monday 26th October until 21st November 2020.

This scheme with a value of £734,000 will ensure the continued safety and reliability of the bridge and reduce the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.

A contraflow system will be in place until Friday 30th October and will then change to double offside single lane closures to allow the scheme to be completed.

Temporary speed restrictions will be in force on the A726 within 1km on each approach to the works.

There will also be a closure of the southern footpath with a pedestrian diversion in place from Monday 26th October until Friday 30th October. Pedestrians who cannot use the stairs will be escorted through the site. A contact helpline number will be displayed should the site be unmanned for any period.

This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, Hairmyres Hospital, Connect Roads and South Lanarkshire Council.

Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.

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