Work to improve Roslin Glen road started Mon 13 Sept
Neighbourhood services from across Midlothian Council are working together to improve the B7003 Roslin Glen road for the safety of motorists and cyclists.
More about the work
Teams from roads, waste, land and countryside along with partner agencies are working to further improve drainage, clean the road, resurface stretches, and cut back overgrown verges, vegetation and damaged trees before the winter.
In two phases
From Monday 13 September Phase 1 of the project got underway on the B7003 from the A6094 roundabout where it meets Gorton Road at Rosewell to the U48 Roslin Lea Farm road.
Access for pedestrians
Pedestrian access will be maintained but that stretch of the road will be closed to vehicles and cyclists for two weeks.
A signposted diversion will be in place along the A6094 and U48 Rosslynlee Road. Maps are included below.
Phase 2 will start on Monday 27 September for two weeks when the Roslin Glen road from the U48 Roslin Lea Farm road to the junction with Penicuik Road will be shut.
Again there will be pedestrian access and a signposted diversion will be in place along the A6094, Polton Road West, Polton Drive, A768, A701 and B7003 Penicuik Road. Roslin Glen car park will be closed to vehicles but Roslin Glen can be accessed on foot.
Throughout these works and closure, given unsuitability as a diversion route, Polton Bank and Polton Road will be closed to through traffic, with local access only.
Taking an holistic approach
Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for roads, Councillor John Hackett said: “We’re taking an ‘holistic’ approach, looking at the whole picture and everything that needs done on that road to improve safety for users.
Safer and more convenient for local people
“Closing parts of the road to carry out all the work at the one time, helps keep our staff safe, saves money but also, and most importantly, helps our residents and visitors because it means we don’t have to inconvenience them further by returning to do major work weeks and months down the line.”
Plan your active travel route
Phase 1 map
Phase 2 map
Getting to Roslin Glen on foot during Phase 2