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Sian Traynor

Edinburgh city bypass drivers warned as part of A720 to shut for four nights

Edinburgh motorists have been warned as a section of the bypass is due to be closed for four nights.

BEAR Scotland has advised Edinburgh drivers that a diversion will be in place due to a series of upcoming works on the A720, beginning from next week.

Running eastbound from Lothianburn to Straiton, the stretch of road will be shut off during night time hours from October 6 until October 10.

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For the safety of workers and road users, the eastbound A720 will be closed between Lothianburn Junction and Straiton Junction from 20:30 to 06:00 each night.

During these overnight closures, a diversion route will be signposted for eastbound traffic from Lothianburn to Straiton via the A702, B701 and A701. This diversion will add an estimated 3.6 miles and 6 minutes to affected journeys.

Consultation has taken place with relevant stakeholders in advance of these works to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements on the A720 between Lothianburn and Straiton will address and repair defects in the road surface such as potholes and cracks, creating safer and smoother journeys for motorists.

“It is essential for safety that we close the carriageway during these works, however we’ve scheduled them to be carried out during overnight hours to minimise any disruption.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience while our teams carry out these improvements.”

You can find more information here.


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