Edinburgh City Bypass closes between Gogar and Hermiston this week for essential maintenance

Watch out for the road closure this week.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 2:04 pm
Updated Monday, 18th November 2019, 2:12 pm

Edinburgh City Bypass motorists will face five nights of disruption as part of a road closure for essential maintenance this week.

The A720 closure between Gogar and Hermiston will be in place between 8pm and 6am each night from Monday, November 18th until Saturday, November 23rd.

This work, with a combined value of £295,000, will benefit around 14,000 vehicles using this route each day, by improving the condition of the carriageway and associated verges and reducing the need for more extensive maintenance in the future.

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The Edinburgh City Bypass will close between Gogar and Hermiston. Pic: Google Maps.

Signed diversions will be in place and access to Hermiston Gait Retail Park will be maintained through the works from the A720 westbound, M8 or Cultins Road.

Eastbound A720 Diversion

Eastbound traffic from A8 Glasgow Road will exit Gogar Roundabout onto South Gyle Broadway and follow the sign for South Gyle Industrial Estate to South Gyle Broadway. From here, vehicles will follow signs for City Centre B701 and continue to Sighthill Roundabout and exit onto Calder Road. Diverted traffic will use the A71 to re-join the eastbound A720 at Calder Road Roundabout.

Eastbound M8 Diversion

Eastbound traffic on the M8 intending to join the eastbound A720 will exit at Hermiston Gait and travel via the A71 to Calder Road Roundabout, where they will re-join the eastbound A720.

The westbound A720 will operate as normal while the work is taking place.

Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.

This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services and City of Edinburgh Council.

Real-time journey information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or via Twitter: @TrafficScotland

To report a problem on the network please visit: http://scottishtrunkroadsse.amey.co.uk/report-a-problem/The South East Trunk Roads Network covers over 550 miles of road through central Scotland, including the Lothians and Scottish Borders, the Edinburgh City Bypass and a long stretch of the M8 motorway that connects the country’s capital to Glasgow.