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Last Updated: Friday, 28 January, 2005, 12:08 GMT
Bridge work set to cause delays
Kingston Bridge
Upgrading work is due to start on Saturday
The latest phase of roadworks on one of Europe's busiest bridges is set to get under way, with motorists being warned that delays will last for a year.

Work will begin on Saturday on the 11m project to refurbish and strengthen the Stobcross on-ramp to the Kingston Bridge in Glasgow.

The on-ramp will be closed, along with the bridge's westbound nearside lane.

There will be no access from the M8 motorway westbound carriageway to the West Street off-ramp.

The other four westbound lanes will remain open during the day, as will one lane of the West Street off-ramp.

Heavier vehicles

However, there will be some overnight closures affecting traffic travelling across the bridge west towards Glasgow Airport.

The Stobcross on-ramp - which climbs to 20 metres at its highest point to link eastbound traffic on the Clydeside Expressway with the M8 westbound - currently has a 7.5 tonne weight restriction.

The upgrade will enable it to take heavier vehicles.

The latest work follows the successful strengthening of the main bridge in 2000, replacement of the Stobcross off-ramp in 2003 and upgrading work in 2004.

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