A720 Lasswade off slip

4 February 2020

Overnight Maintenance

INNOVATIVE SAFETY SYSTEM BEING INSTALLED ON A720 LASSWADE ON 4th FEBRUARY

An innovative Wrong Way Detection system was be installed overnight on the A720 Lasswade off slip road between 8pm on Tuesday 4th February and 6am on Wednesday 5th February 2020.

Road traffic accidents caused by vehicles  entering or travelling the wrong way along slip roads are an increasing cause of concern. Not only is there the risk of a terrible loss of life or injury arising from these accidents, but this type of dangerous driving behaviour is estimated to cost the Scottish economy up to 2.2m a year. This new Wrong Way Detection system is proven to reduce these type of incidents.

This work requires a full closure of the Lasswade off slip road with a signed diversion route in operation.

Vehicles will exit the A720 on the Gilmerton off slip road to the A772 Gilmerton Road. From here, vehicles will be directed to Gilmerton Station road to re-join Lasswade Road.

.Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable. For the current status of all road schemes please visit our website: http://scottishtrunkroadsse.amey.co.uk/current-works/

This scheme has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services and Midlothian 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/