A1 EDINBURGH TO DUNBAR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

April 1, 2021

© BEAR SCOTLAND
  • Overnight road closures 6-19 April and 27-30 April 2021

Overnight roadworks are scheduled on the A1 between Old Craighall and Thistly Cross roundabout over a total of 16 nights in April.

The project will see Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland make improvements to road markings and reflective road studs throughout this section of the A1, as well as provide an improved road surface north of Thistly Cross roundabout.

The works will take place overnight from Tuesday 6 to Monday 19 April and from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 April 2021, between the hours of 19:30 and 06:00 with no works planned for Saturday nights.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as the travelling public, sections of the A1 will be closed during the works on the dates detailed in the table below.

Location Duration Work hours Diversion
Old Craighall Jct to Dolphingstone Jct

Both directions

6-7 April

(2 nights)

19:30 – 06:00 A diversion will be signposted between the A1 Old Craighall and Dolphingstone junctions via the A199 through Musselburgh. This diversion will add approximately 9 minutes to affected journeys.
Dolphingstone Jct to Bankton Jct

Both directions

8 April

(1 night)

19:30 – 06:00 A diversion will be signposted between the A1 Dolphingstone and Bankton junctions via the A198, B1361 and A199. This diversion will add approximately 8 minutes and 2.6 miles to affected journeys.
Bankton Jct to Abbotsview Jct

Northbound only

9-12 April

(3 nights)

19:30 – 06:00 Northbound traffic will be diverted off the A1 Abbotsview junction via the A6137, B1377, A198 and will rejoin at the Bankton junction. This diversion will add approximately 9 minutes and 2.2 miles to affected journeys.
Bankton Jct to Abbotsview Jct

Southbound only

13-15 April

(3 nights)

19:30 – 06:00 Southbound traffic will be diverted off the A1 Bankton junction via the A198, B1377, A6137 and will rejoin at the Abbotsview junction. This diversion will add approximately 9 minutes and 2.2 miles to affected journeys.
Abbotsview Jct to Thistly Cross Roundabout

Southbound only

16-19 April

(3 nights)

19:30 – 06:00 Southbound traffic will be diverted off the A1 Abbotsview junction via the A199 and will rejoin at the Thistly Cross roundabout. This diversion will add approximately 4 minutes to affected journeys.
Abbotsview Jct to Thistly Cross Roundabout

Northbound only

27-30 April

(4 nights)

19:30 – 06:00 Northbound traffic will be diverted off the A1 Thistly Cross roundabout via the A199 and will rejoin at the Abbotsview junction. This diversion will add approximately 4 minutes to affected journeys.

 

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

Emergency services will be able to pass through at all times and local access for residents living within the closure points will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.

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

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These overnight improvement works will improve safety for motorists using the A1 between Edinburgh and Dunbar.

“We’ve scheduled the works overnight to minimise any disruption, however we encourage motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys if they do need to travel on these nights.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, Twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org