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Resurfacing Works to Get Underway

Residents in the Cornbank area of Penicuik will face two months disruption as the latest round of resurfacing works commence.

Midlothian Council have announced that a section of Rullion Road between Ravelsykes Road and Clerk Road will close from Monday 20 July for approximately nine weeks to facilitate full carriageway resurfacing.

Two phases of roadworks will be undertaken. Phase one is expected to be between Ravelsykes Road and house number 202 whilst phase two will run from Clerk Road to Ravendean Gardens. The section between these two phases will be open to residents for the duration of the works.

This latest bout of carriageway rejuvenation follows the closure of Rullion Road last year, which was meant to see the resurfacing of two sections, one between Caplaw Way and Ravelsykes Road and another between Ravensdean Gardens and Glencross Gardens. However after overrunning on the Glencross section by three weeks, totalling seven weeks for 240m, the additional phase was pushed back to this year.

Lothian Bus number 37 will face diversion via Carlops Road and Cuiken Terrace for the duration of the roadworks but the diverted route of service 15 is unknown.

In addition to these resurfacing works, Midlothian Council will also close Mauricewood Road at the end of September for approximately six weeks. Three phases will be undertaken: A701 to Mauricewood Avenue, Mauricewood Avenue to Mauricewood Bank and Mauricewood Bank to Boyd-Orr Drive. Residents will have to divert via Belwood Road to access their properties by car, when travelling from the A701. Towards the end of the year, Mauricewood Road may close again to allow the creation of a roundabout onto the A702, although this hangs on Tayor Wimpey and the council signing a legal agreement for a new housing development north of Greenlaw Mains.

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