Impact on the road network
Work began in early June building a diversionary route for the Edinburgh city by-pass, to the east of the Sherrifhall roundabout. The diversion will be in place by September in order to allow engineers to create a bridge for the railway to pass underneath the by-pass. This diversion will only be temporary, and the normal road alignment should return in May 2014.
The project will spend a considerable amount of time this year planning the temporary diversion of other roads in the area. We appreciate that it is very important to keep motorists informed about any plans for diversions, and to do so as early as possible. We are working closely with the local authorities and Transport Scotland to ensure that construction timetables are communicated to motorists and disruption is kept to a minimum.