Today Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, welcomed assurances from the Minister for Transport and the Islands that progress was being made in improving Sheriffhall Roundabout.
Following a recent meeting with the Minister, Humza Yousaf MSP, Mr Yousaf wrote to Mr Beattie to confirm that junction improvement options are expected to be presented to the public for comment later this year. Mr Yousaf also confirmed in his letter that the options assessment process will be completed by the end of the 2016/17 financial year.
Mr Beattie said:
‘I warmly welcome this news – we can now begin to see light at the end of the tunnel.
‘The process of improving Sheriffhall Roundabout has been protracted through circumstance. I’m sure I’m not alone in being frustrated at these delays.
‘However, when I met with the Minister he assured me that plans are moving forward and that we can expect to see substantial progress over the next few months.
‘I look forward to seeing the junction improvement options for grade separation when they’re made available to the public, and I hope all constituents have the opportunity to make their opinions known to the Scottish Government.’