Construction of a new route to the north-east of Dalkeith, connecting the A68 to the south of the town to a new junction on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass between Sheriffhall and the A1. Originally the road was to be dual two-lane standard, but now that the reopening of the parallel Waverley railway line has been approved, the traffic surveys have been revised and the route will be single two-lane with additional climbing lanes. The intermediate junction will still be grade-separated for safety reasons.
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Excavation work has started on the line of the new road, including the outline of the grade-separated junction near Dalkeith Park. This is an earlier start than anticipated.
The road is completed and open, with corresponding improvements to the A720 Sheriffhall Roundabout also complete at the same time.