Roslin Glen road to be closed for four weeks from Monday

Friday September 10th 2021

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Roslin Glen road closure.


Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

Midlothian Council are improving the B7003 Roslin Glen road for the safety of motorists and cyclists.

Teams from roads, waste, land and countryside along with partner agencies will work to further improve drainage, clean the road, resurface stretches, and cut back overgrown verges, vegetation and damaged trees before the winter.

From Monday 13 September Phase 1 of the project will get underway on the B7003 from the A6094 roundabout where it meets Gorton Road at Rosewell to the U48 Roslin Lea Farm road.

Pedestrian access will be maintained but that stretch of the road will be closed to vehicles and cyclists for two weeks.

A signposted diversion will be in place along the A6094 and U48 Rosslynlee Road.

Phase 2 will start on Monday 27 September for two weeks when the Roslin Glen road from the U48 Roslin Lea Farm road to the junction with Penicuik Road will be shut.

Again there will be pedestrian access and a signposted diversion will be in place along the A6094, Polton Road West, Polton Drive, A768, A701 and B7003 Penicuik Road. Roslin Glen car park will be closed to vehicles but Roslin Glen can be accessed on foot.

Throughout these works and closure, given unsuitability as a diversion route, Polton Bank and Polton Road will be closed to through traffic, with local access only.

Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for roads, Councillor John Hackett said:

“We’re taking an ‘holistic’ approach, looking at the whole picture and everything that needs done on that road to improve safety for users.

“Closing parts of the road to carry out all the work at the one time, helps keep our staff safe, saves money but also, and most importantly, helps our residents and visitors because it means we don’t have to inconvenience them further by returning to do major work weeks and months down the line.”

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