Major Milestone for Borders Railway at City Bypass
A major milestone for the Borders Railway has been completed. A new rail bridge under the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass has been built: safely, and with minimal disruption to a very busy road. This bridge will allow the new railway to run underneath an essential part of Scotland’s trunk road network which thousands of motorists use every day.
In order to allow for the bridge to be built a temporary dual carriageway was constructed adjacent to the existing Edinburgh City Bypass. Traffic has been using this temporary diversion since September 2013.
Network Rail hailed this achievement as a major milestone for the project which is on schedule for the construction work being finished next summer.
Hugh Wark, project director, Network Rail, said:
“Thousands of road users will have seen the work being undertaken beside the City Bypass over the past few months. The new bridge is a critical part of the new railway and its completion marks a significant civil engineering achievement for the project.”