Thursday December 5th 2019
Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson
Following the publication of draft orders for the A720 Sheriffhall roundabout scheme today, local communities and road users will get a chance to see the plans at public exhibitions later this month.
Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said:
“Sheriffhall roundabout is a well-known bottleneck for motorists using the Edinburgh City Bypass. As the only junction on the A720 trunk road which is not grade-separated, it is often the scene of congestion and significant queuing, particularly at morning and evening peak times.
“The Scottish Government remains committed to delivering improvements at this busy junction and having undertaken detailed development and assessment of the preferred option are now able to publish draft orders for the scheme.
“I would encourage as many people as possible to attend the exhibitions on 18 and 19 December to see our proposals or view the material online and give us their views.”
Councillor Adam McVey, Convenor of the Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region Deal Joint Committee said:
“We welcome this important milestone in delivering the improvements to the Sheriffhall roundabout, a scheme that is being taken forward as part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.
“It is important that everyone with an interest in the scheme has a chance to comment and the exhibitions later this month provide locals and road users with a chance to do so.”
Details of the public exhibitions are as follows:
Wednesday 18 December 2019 – 12 noon – 7 PM
St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Church,
119 High Street,
Dalkeith EH22 1AX
Thursday 19 December 2019 – 12 noon – 7 PM
Sheriffhall Park and Ride Terminal,
Old Dalkeith Road,
Dalkeith EH22 1FF
The draft Orders and Environmental Statement are available to view from the Transport Scotland website
The exhibition material will also be available to view online from 12 noon on 18 December 2019.Tweet Share on Facebook