The A907 Alloa Road will be closed in both directions from Monday 7th June for essential repair work on the Abbey Craig.
Specialist rockfall contractors will be undertaking work to scale the rock face of the Abbey Craig and remove loose material.
Alloa Road had previously been closed to westbound traffic after a rock fall left the Abbey Craig face unstable.
To allow for further essential safety repairs to take place, the road will now be fully closed at 7am on Monday and work is expected to continue on site for up to eight weeks.
Convenor of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee, Councillor Jim Thomson, said: “In the interest of public safety, it is necessary to close this road while the contractors undertake the task of scaling back the fractured rock.
“We understand the closure is going to cause inconvenience for drivers, however this work is significant and much-needed to ensure local residents and commuters remain safe on the A907 and surrounding areas.”
A diversion will be in place via the A91, A905 Kerse Road and the A9 Burghmuir Road and the A9 Causewayhead road. (Hyperlink)
An additional diversion for HGVs and all high sided vehicles will be in place along the B823 and then the A907 due to a low railway bridge on Causewayhead Road.
Access across the Stevenson Bridge and to businesses on Alloa Road will be maintained during the works.
The footways will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists. Only during active scaling works where larger or more complicated sections are made safe will the footways be closed to cyclists or pedestrians. These durations will be kept to a minimum, both in time and frequency, but will be necessary for the works to progress.
Vice Convenor, Councillor Danny Gibson, said: “We will endeavour to carry out the work to the Abbey Craig as quickly as possible, but ensuring it is done in a safe and efficient manner is our priority. We thank drivers and residents for their patience and understanding of the need to close the A907 during the repairs.”
Affected residents and businesses in Causewayhead and Craigmill have been contacted by letter with details of the works, as have Community Council’s for Causewayhead and Cambuskenneth.