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Crosshill: Queen Mary Avenue & Albert Road Bridge Renewals

Crosshill: Queen Mary Avenue & Albert Road Bridge Renewals

In June 2021, Network Rail will commence a programme of work to strengthen, repair and re-paint the overbridges on Queen Mary Avenue and Albert Road near Crosshill station, in the southside of Glasgow.

In June 2021, we'll commence a programme of work to strengthen, repair and re-paint the overbridges on Queen Mary Avenue and Albert Road near Crosshill station, in the southside of Glasgow.

We’ll invest £2.3M on carrying out essential concrete break out and steelwork repair work before removing the old paint and rust and then priming and re-painting the bridge between 21 June and 5 November 2021.

We’ll also extend the parapets to meet modern safety standards. It’s all designed to extend the lifespan of the bridges as part of our commitment to running a safe and reliable railway.

This work is part of Network Rail’s £4bn investment in Scotland to increase reliability and improve performance on the railway between 2019 and 2024.

Project Timeline

  1. 21 June 2021: Phase 1 work begins
  2. 14 June 2021: Phase 2 work begins
  3. 5 November 2021: Project completed

Possible Disruptions

  • From Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June 2021

    Shift times: 07:00 to 17:00 every day

    Compound set-up, which includes installation of temporary offices and welfare facilities for staff; delivery of plant, materials and equipment; installation of fencing and lighting

    The compound will be set up within the Queens Park recreation ground on Queens Drive.

  • Every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 26 June to 12 August 2021

    Shift times: 23:00 to 07:00 each night

    Concrete breaking works which includes the use of temporary lighting, generators, hand held mechanical plant to remove concrete from the underside of the bridges.

  • Saturday 31 July 2021

    Shift time: 23:00 to 07:00

    Parapet replacement on Albert Road, which includes the use of temporary lighting, generators, compressors, power tools and hand tools

  • Saturday 7 August 2021

    Shift time: 23:00 to 07:00

    Parapet replacement on Albert Road, which includes the use of temporary lighting, generators, compressors, power tools and hand tools

  • Every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 31 July to 12 August 2021

    Shift times: 23:00 to 07:00 each night

    Painting, which includes the use of temporary lighting, generators, and equipment powered by air fed compressors

  • Saturday 14 August to Monday 16 August

    Closure times: 21:00 on Saturday to 07:00 on Monday

    Road closures over both bridges to allow vital steelwork repairs to happen safely and efficiently

  • Saturday 21 August to Monday 23 August

    Closure times: 21:00 on Saturday to 07:00 on Monday

    Road closures over both bridges to allow vital steelwork repairs to happen safely and efficiently

Why?

We are carrying out the essential improvement works, which are designed to extend the lifespan of the structures, on Queen Mary Avenue and Albert Road, next to Crosshill Station, from 21 June to 5 November 2021.

What will change?

The first phase of our project will include noisy concrete break out work through the night every Saturday to Thursday from 26 June to 12 August to expose the steel structure and to allow engineers access to complete vital repairs and strengthening work.

Parapet replacement work will be completed on Saturday 31 July on Queen Mary Avenue, and the following weekend – Saturday 7 August – on Albert Road, with painting work taking place every Saturday to Thursday for six weeks beginning on 31 July.

In order to complete the required steelwork repairs in the safest and most efficient way, the roads over both bridges will be closed from 21:00 on Saturday 14 August to 07:00 on Monday 16 August, and then again from 21:00 on Saturday 21 August to 07:00 on Monday 23 August.

The second phase of works, involving a programme of steelwork and masonry repairs, is expected to begin in mid-August through to November, and residents will be notified of the full programme ahead of those works beginning.

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