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A701 Milton Bridge to Penicuik Speed Limit Lowered

A New Lower Speed Limit Has Been Introduced Between Milton Bridge and Penicuik.

Midlothian Council has lowered the speed limit of the A701 between Glencorse Golf Club and Penicuik. The limit has been reduced from 40mph to 30mph after a senior member of staff at Beeslack Community High School raised the issue. This came after Beeslack CHS became aware that some students refused to use the underpass or traffic island and instead insisted on crossing across the four lane section of the A701.

The speed limit will be lowered further to 20mph during peak school hours.

New speed signs have yet to be erected along the route but Midlothian Council has pledged to make drivers aware by installing flashing speed signs.