SP Energy Press Release: Straiton/Loanhead improvement works

25 July 2017

SP ENERGY NETWORKS INVESTING TO MAINTAIN ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES IN THE STRAITON / LOANHEAD AREA

To improve the reliability and security of power supplies in the Loanhead area, SP Energy Networks are carrying out maintenance work on a stretch of overhead line that crosses the A720 City bypass between Straiton junction and Lothian Burn junction.

In order to undertake this work safely, the Dual carriageway will be closed in both directions on 29th July 2017 for a period of time (2100 – 0630) and diversions will be set up while the closure is in place.

Diversions are as follows:

  • Eastbound traffic will be diverted off the A720 and on to the A702 Biggar Road.
  • West bound traffic will be diverted off the A720 and on to the B701 Frogston Road west.
  • Entry slip road east bound will be closed from the A702 Biggar road.
  • Entry slip road west bound will be closed from the A701 Straiton road.

Once diverted from the A720 at these locations the alternative routes will be signed.

SP Energy Networks would like to apologise in advance for any disruption and inconvenience caused by this essential maintenance and offer assurances that any disruption will be kept to a minimum.