Opening of the Queensferry Crossing: what to expect

Who will use which roads and bridges, and when.

Temporary traffic diversions will be in place after the Queensferry Crossing opens to allow for opening celebrations and the completion of roadworks to the north of the Forth Road Bridge. All diversion routes will be clearly signposted. 

Summary

  • The Queensferry Crossing will open to traffic on 30 August.
  • All road traffic will use the Queensferry Crossing on 30 and 31 August. On these days the Forth Road Bridge will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians only.
  • All traffic will use the Forth Road Bridge from 1 to 6 September, to allow for the Queensferry Crossing opening celebrations.
  • The Queensferry Crossing will re-open to all traffic on 7 September. From this date the Forth Road Bridge will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians only, while roadworks to the north are completed.
  • In late October/early November the Queensferry Crossing will become a motorway and the Forth Road Bridge will become a public transport corridor.

What to expect on 30 and 31 August

The aerial photos below show which roads will be open on 30 and 31 August:

Ferrytoll Junction, looking south

Queensferry Junction, looking north

Echline Junction, looking north

What to expect from 1 to 6 September

On these dates all traffic will use the Forth Road Bridge, using the same routes as before 30 August.

What to expect from 7 September

Similar arrangements will apply as shown for 30 and 31 August .

What to expect from later in 2017

The Queensferry Crossing will become a motorway and the Forth Road Bridge will become a public transport corridor. Further details will be published in due course.