Edinburgh bypass closure: Carriageway of the A720 city bypass will close for resurfacing overnight on Saturday

A part of the westbound carriageway of the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass will be closed overnight during the weekend.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 2:11 pm
The Edinburgh City Bypass during the usual morning rush hour amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, on March 24, 2020, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group)

The westbound carriageway will be closed for resurfacing between Baberton and Calder Junctions from 8.30pm until 6pm on Saturday night, March 27.

A diversion route for westbound traffic will be signposted from Baberton Junction via the B701 and A71 before rejoining the A720 at Calder Junction.

This diversion will add an estimated eight minutes and three miles to affected journeys, according to Traffic Scotland.

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Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “A carriageway closure is essential to ensure the safety of workers and road users, however we’ve planned these works to take place overnight to minimise disruption.

“We thank motorists for their patience and encourage them to plan ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.”

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