The B6415 from Monktonhall Place to Musselburgh Services roundabout is to close for a period of eight days to allow essential utility works to take place for major new development in the area.

Our priority is to minimise disruption to residents and drivers.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) will come into effect at 0000hrs on Tuesday 6 August until 2359hrs on Tuesday 13 August. 

The council has held extensive discussions with the contractor, GTC working on behalf of Persimmon Homes, to agree a 24 hour work programme that coordinates gas and power works to minimise disruption in the area. 

A council spokesperson said: “This closure is essential to put in place the utilities infrastructure required to support major new developments in the area. The contractor originally applied for a three week closure period. However our priority is to minimise disruption to residents and drivers so we have negotiated a 24 hour work programme that coordinates utility services to ensure this work is completed quickly and ahead of the schools’ returning.”

Diversion signs will be in place throughout the works. A copy of the road closure notice (TTRO 270/19/HT) is available online from 

Following discussions, Prentice Coaches has confirmed that it will operate the 111 service as normal to Tesco, then operate via Eskveiw Terrace, Monktonhall Terrace, Mayfield Crescent, Stoneybank Crescent, Whitehill Farm Road, QMU, Clayknowes Road to the Fort Kinnaird, the Wisp and ERI.

The council will arrange a free shuttle bus from Old Craighall to the ERI along the 111 service route. Passengers wanting to travel to Musselburgh from Old Craighall, Millerhill and Newton Village can use the shuttle service to the ERI and transfer to the 111 service ERI-Musselburgh. The shuttle bus will run as per the existing 111 timetable. 

Further work is planned from the service area roundabout on the B6415 south west to the Midlothian boundary. Discussions are still ongoing with the contractor to agree traffic management for this section. Details will be published in due course.

Published: Thursday, 1st August 2019