Edinburgh’s Sherrifhall roundabout gets the go-ahead… but not until 2025

The £120 million upgrade of the Sheriffhall roundabout on the City of Edinburgh by-pass has been approved by council leaders.

The Edinburgh Evening News reports that there will be a new flyover built, but that construction won’t start until 2025 with the opening due in 2027, and that is dependent on a public enquiry approving it, and then the Scottish Government also saying yes.

The scheme is being funded through the City Region Deal which covers Edinburgh, the Lothians, Borders and Fife.

“We need a bypass that works and right now we have a logjam which causes quite a lot of issues. The impact of that is people taking routes that bypass the bypass and using residential streets in the city centre as a quicker route than the bypass,” council leader Adam McVey is quoted as saying. “It’s in no-one’s interests to have an incentive for more people to travel by car in the region, but it is still crucially important that a bypass works and does its job and stop other issues which would be more damaging.”

(Picture – Transport Scotland)

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