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Question reference: S6W-28007

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 18 June 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 9 July 2024


To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to invest in the (a) Hillend Junction and (b) A704.


Detailed design of traffic signals for the A702/A703/Old Pentland Road junction is currently being carried out by specialist engineers. Provided no issues arise through the detailed design process and resources are available, construction of these improvements is programmed to begin this financial year. We are continuing to liaise with Midlothian Council to coordinate these works with other projects affecting the A702. The start date of the construction of these works will be planned to reduce disruption wherever possible.

The A704 is not part of the trunk road network and is the responsibility of the Local Authority, in this case West Lothian Council. Any investment plans for this road would be for them to comment on.