Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, today welcomed the progress on the Sheriffhall roundabout located in Midlothian. As the roundabout is a major point of traffic congestion, the Scottish Government has been discussing options to improve it. After narrowing down to three possible options, the government has selected option B, which will result in the construction of a flyover above an enlarged roundabout.
Commenting on this announcement, Mr Beattie said:
“It is good to hear that plans are being set in place for the further development of this important intersection. Sheriffhall roundabout is a busy junction that has long awaited changes to improve the flow of traffic, and I am happy to see that things are moving along.
“I recognise that the speed of these improvements is not ideal, and I acknowledge that many have raised concerns in regards to this issue, but it’s important that we take the time to get this right instead of rushing in and getting it wrong. It is my hope that this option will minimise future problems and will benefit Midlothian in the years to come. I look forward to the continuing good work in future months.”