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Edinburgh Live
Sian Traynor

Edinburgh bypass drivers warned as major slip road to close next week

Drivers in Edinburgh have been warned ahead of a city bypass closure set to take place next week.

BEAR Scotland issued a reminder on Friday that a major slip road on the A720 will be closing for five nights to allow for improvements at the junction.

Beginning on Monday, December 12, the eastbound slip at the Lasswade junction will be shut off, to allow workers to widen the end of the road, re-align the kerb and update signage at the junction with Lasswade Road.

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The works will take place between the hours of 21:00 and 05:30 each night, beginning on Monday night and concluding on Saturday morning.

A diversion route will be signposted via the A720 eastbound to exit at Gilmerton Junction, the A772 Gilmerton Road and Gilmerton Station Road.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These improvements will enhance safety at the junction of the A720 off-slip and Lasswade Road.

“We’ve scheduled the works to take place at night to minimise any disruption, however our advice is to allow a few extra minutes for your journey if you do need to use this route.

“We thank road users and the local community for their patience and understanding while we complete these improvements.”

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and other relevant stakeholders to share information about the project in advance.

All work is weather dependent and subject to postponement in the event of adverse conditions.

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland at, or on Twitter at @trafficscotland.


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