The emergency closure of the A801 Avon Gorge has been extended until the 18th May to allow repair works to be completed.

Emergency repairs started on 18 March but there have been some unforeseen site difficulties including sourcing specialist materials and installing additional drainage measures.

Councillor Paul Garner, Falkirk Council’s spokesperson for the Environment said: “We have had no choice but to extend the closure of the A801 Avon Gorge to allow emergency repairs to be carried out on this strategic route.

“We apologise for any inconvenience and can assure users of this road that it will be re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so.”



A801 diversion map