A720 EDINBURGH CITY BYPASS OVERNIGHT MAINTENANCE

July 5, 2021

© BEAR SCOTLAND
  • Five-week programme commences 11 July 2021

  • Work to be completed over 16 phases

A five-week programme of overnight maintenance on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass is scheduled to begin on Sunday 11 July. The work will be carried out in 16 phases, with overnight closures on a different section of the bypass in each phase.

Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will use these closures to carry out a variety of routine maintenance tasks and to tidy up the carriageways and roadsides, reducing the longer term need for traffic management on the bypass and resulting in less disruption overall.

Works to be carried out during these closures include litter picking, gully emptying, catchpit cleaning, weed spraying, road sweeping, pothole patching and repairs to signs and safety fences. The closures will also allow for inspections of structures and the carriageway.

Overnight closures will be in place on the dates and locations listed below, from 21:00 until 06:30 each night. Diversion routes will be signposted where indicated:

Start
End
Location
Duration
Traffic mgt
Diversion route (if applicable)
11-Jul
12-Jul
Gogar to Hermiston on-slip eastbound
(map)
1 Night
Total closure
Gogar Rbt – South Gyle – A71 Calder Jct to South Gyle – Calder Jct
12-Jul
13-Jul
Calder to Gogar Link Road westbound
(map)
1 Night
Total closure
Divert via Dreghorn and return
13-Jul
14-Jul
Gogar to Calder Link Road eastbound
(including nearside lane closure up to Calder)
(map)
1 Night
Total closure
Divert via Hermiston Gait Roundabout
14-Jul
16-Jul
Hermiston to Dreghorn eastbound
(map)
2 of 3 nights
Total closure
Calder Jct – A71 Calder Rd – B701 Wester Hailes Rd – B701 Gillespie Rd – B701 Redford Rd – Dreghorn Link – Dreghorn Jct
18-Jul
19-Jul
Hermiston to Dreghorn eastbound
(map)
3 of 3 nights
Total closure
Calder Jct – A71 Calder Rd – B701 Wester Hailes Rd – B701 Gillespie Rd – B701 Redford Rd – Dreghorn Link – Dreghorn Jct
19-Jul
20-Jul
Dreghorn to Lothianburn on-slip eastbound
(map)
1 night
Total closure
Dreghorn Jct – Dreghorn Link – B701 Hunters Tryst – A702 – Lothianburn Jct
20-Jul
21-Jul
Lothianburn to Straiton on-slip eastbound
(map)
1 night
Total closure
Lothianburn Jct – A702 – B701 Frogston Road – A701 Burdiehouse Rd – Straiton Jct
21-Jul
23-Jul
Straiton to Sheriffhall Roundabout eastbound
(map)
2 nights
Total closure
Straiton Jct – Lang Loan – Lasswade Rd – Gilmerton Station Road – A772 – A7 – Sheriffhall Rbt
25-Jul
27-Jul
Sheriffhall Roundabout to Old Craighall eastbound
(map)
2 nights
Total closure
Sheriffhall Rbt – A7 – B6415 Old Craighall Rd – Old Craighall Rbt
27-Jul
29-Jul
Old Craighall to Sherrifhall Roundabout westbound
(map)
2 nights
Total closure
Old Craighall Rbt – B6415 Old Craighall Rd – A7 – Sheriffhall Rbt
29-Jul
30-Jul
Sherrifhall Roundabout to Straiton westbound
(map)
1 of 3 nights
Total closure
Sherifhall Rbt – A7 – A772 – Gilmerton Station RD – Lasswade Rd – Lang Loan – Straiton Jct
01-Aug
03-Aug
Sherrifhall Roundabout to Straiton westbound
(map)
2 of 3 nights
Total closure
Sherifhall Rbt – A7 – A772 – Gilmerton Station RD – Lasswade Rd – Lang Loan – Straiton Jct
03-Aug
05-Aug
Straiton on-slip to Lothianburn on-slip westbound
(map)
2 nights
Total closure
Straiton Jct – A701 Burdiehouse Rd – B701 Frogston Rd – A702 – Lothianburn Jct
05-Aug
06-Aug
Lothianburn on-slip to Dreghorn westbound
(map)
1 night
Total closure
Lothianburn Jct – A702 – B701 Hunter Tryst – Dreghorn Link – Dreghorn Jct
08-Aug
11-Jan
Dreghorn to Gogar westbound
(map)
3 Nights
Total closure
Dreghorn Jct – Dreghorn Link – B701 Redford Rd – B701 Gillespie Rd – B701 Wester Hailes Rd – A71 Calder Rd – Calder Jct
12-Aug
13-Aug
Old Craighall Roundabout
1 night
Alternative lane closure
n/a

 

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

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “It’s essential for safety that we close the carriageway while these works are carried out, however we’ll be taking advantage of the closures to carry out as many routine maintenance tasks as possible at once.

“We’ve also split the works into phases so that only the minimum length of carriageway has to be closed on any given night.

“If you are planning to use the bypass at night over the next few weeks, our advice is to check what restrictions will be in place and allow extra time for your journey if necessary.

“We thank road users and the local community for their patience and understanding.”

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