Bypass roadworks for eight nights

Monday November 9th 2020


Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

Motorists using the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass are set to benefit from an improved road surface, with £485,000 of resurfacing works to be carried out over eight nights, beginning on Thursday 12 November.

The project will see almost 2.4km of carriageway resurfaced on two sections of the A720: between Sheriffhall Roundabout and Millerhill Junction; and between Lasswade and Gilmerton Junctions.

Overnight roadworks are scheduled each night from the evening of Thursday 12 November until the morning of Saturday 21 November, except for the night of Sunday 15 November, when no work is programmed.

For the safety of roadworkers and the travelling public, the eastbound A720 will be closed during these works between 20:30 and 06:00 on the following nights:

– 12-15 November – between Sherrifhall Roundabout and Millerhill Junction, with a diversion route for eastbound traffic signposted via the A6106 and the B6415

– 16-21 November – between Lasswade Junction and Gilmerton Junction, with a diversion route for eastbound traffic signposted via Lang Loan, Lasswade Road, Gilmerton Station Road, the A772 and the A7.

The A720 will remain open to westbound traffic throughout these works.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to protect teams and ensure they remain safe on site.

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and other stakeholders to make them aware of the plans and share information about the project in advance.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said:

“These surfacing improvements will help to address the defects on this section of the A720, creating smoother and safer journeys for motorists.

“We thank road users and the local community in advance for their patience while we carry out this project. We’ll do all we can to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on, twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site

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