Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, has received an update with regards to the long-awaited improvements to the A720 Sheriffhall Roundabout. This will see major upgrades that will improve the movement of current and future traffic along the A720 between Gilmerton and Old Craighall.
The Draft Orders, Environmental Statement and Compulsory Purchase Order plans are expected to be released in July, with a 12-week objection period for the public to express their views. The work on the Sheriffhall Roundabout is expected to last around 24 months, with the dual carriageway function maintained throughout the whole process.
The funding for this major project has been received through the Edinburgh City Deal and the cost for the improvements is estimated between £90-120M.
Commenting, Mr. Beattie said:
“The update on the Sheriffhall Roundabout is very welcome and will see the much needed improvements happen in the near future. Once the project has been completed the improvements will ease congestion at the roundabout and hopefully reduced travel times.
“I look forward to seeing the Draft Orders, Environmental Statement and Compulsory Purchase Orders and working with Transport Scotland and other agencies to make sure this project starts at its earliest convenience.”