Roadworks postponed as traffic expected following Queen's death

BEAR Scotland have taken the decision to rearrange planned works for a future date.

Roadworks on M8, M90, A1 and A720 near Edinburgh postponed as traffic expected following Queen’s death iStock

With increased traffic expected following the death of the Queen, roadworks on routes around Edinburgh have been postponed.

A procession on Monday is expected along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh to St Giles’ Cathedral, where a service and vigil will take place featuring members of the royal family.

The public may get the chance to file past the Queen’s coffin at a mini lying in state in St Giles.

BEAR Scotland have therefore taken the decision to rearrange planned works for a future date.

The second phase of works on the M8 Junction 3A was due to take place this weekend but will now be rearranged for a future date.

Gantry repairs on the M90 scheduled for Monday September 12 and Tuesday September 13 will also be rescheduled.

Improvement to the footway at A1 Thorntonloch will be postponed until at least the night of Tuesday, September 13, while resurfacing of the eastbound slip road on the A720 at Hermiston Gait due to take place on Monday September 12 have been cancelled.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East network manager, said: “Increased traffic is expected around Edinburgh as large numbers of people travel to the capital to pay their respects to Her Majesty.

“We’re therefore rearranging roadworks that had been planned over the next few days. We thank motorists for their patience and understanding.”