September 14, 2022

  • Overnight works Thursday 15 September 2022

Following recent resurfacing works on the A702 near Braidwood Estate, a further night of works is planned on Thursday 15 September to refresh the road markings and studs within this section.

Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will carry out the project.

Working hours will be between 19:30 and 06:30, when the A702 will be closed for the safety of workers and road users.

Signed diversion routes will be in place. Northbound traffic will be diverted off the A702 at the A766 junction, before continuing through Penicuik on the A701 and taking the first exit at Gowkleymoss Roundabout onto Bush Loan Road, turning right to rejoin the A702 at Easter Howgate. Southbound traffic will be diverted along the same route in reverse.

These diversions will add an estimated 7 minutes and 1.8 miles to affected journeys.

All traffic management will be removed outwith working hours.

Consultation has taken place with relevant stakeholders in advance of these works to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These road marking refreshments on the A702 near Braidwood Estate will restore the road markings and studs, ensuring a safer journey for road users.

“It is essential for the safety of road workers and motorists that we close the road during these works, however we’ve scheduled them overnight in order to minimise any disruption.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience while our teams carry out these improvements.”

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information and allowing extra time for their journey.