Friday, February 02, 2018

Work to renew Merryton Bridge walkway - bridge expected to close for up to two weeks from Mon 12 Feb

Work to renew the pedestrian walkway across the Merryton Bridge in Nairn will be carried out by Scottish Water this month.

The work will see the wooden decking replaced on the bridge, as well as supporting timbers where required.

Subject to suitable weather conditions, the work is expected to take place for up to two weeks starting from Monday 12 February. In order for the work to take place safely, the bridge will be temporarily closed to pedestrians during this period.

Gavin Steel, of Scottish Water, said:

“We are carrying out this essential work on the Merryton Bridge to ensure it can continue to serve as a safe pedestrian route for local residents and visitors.

“The work has been planned to avoid the busier summer months; however, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We would ask pedestrians to heed the signs that will be in place and cross the river via the other bridges during this period. 

“Our contractor will be working to complete the work and enable the bridge to re-open safely as quickly as possible.”


Jacobite said...

The bridge is need of repairs and I hope when they do it will comply to D.D.A standards and be wide enough.
Was that not one of the complaints the Nairn Access Panel have about the FIRHALL Bridge being too narrow.??

Rob the builder said...

Could they fix the harbour road as well whilst they're here?

Anonymous said...

People are never happy on the previous page they are not happy that they will have to pay for roads closed? Now when they got the harbour road closed free they want it open?