Options for Sheriffhall improvements go on public display

Public exhibitions are being held today and tomorrow to give locals and road users the opportunity to view and comment on the proposals.

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said:

“Sheriffhall roundabout is the only junction on the A720 trunk road which is not grade-separated. It is a well-known bottleneck for motorists using the Edinburgh City Bypass with congestion and significant queuing, particularly at morning and evening peak times.

“The Scottish Government remains committed to delivering improvements at this busy junction and we are now able to let the public see and comment on the three emerging options as we look to identify a preferred option next year.

“All of these options will grade separate the junction, separating local traffic from the strategic traffic on the Bypass and will allow the traffic on the bypass to flow freely, improving road safety and journey times for all road users.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in this scheme to visit one of the exhibitions or view the information online.”


The exhibition material for the A720 Sheriffhall Roundabout Improvement scheme is available to view at:


Details of the public exhibitions:

Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December 2016

12 noon – 7 pm

Sheriffhall Park and Ride Terminal Building,

A7 Old Dalkeith Road,


EH22 1FF


The options are:

A – The A720 Edinburgh City Bypass is carried over the A7 local road with the roundabouts at ground level.

B - The A720 Edinburgh City Bypass is carried over the new roundabout which is at ground level.

C - The A720 Edinburgh City Bypass remains at ground level with the realigned A7 spanning over the Edinburgh City Bypass.

Published 6 Dec 2016