Junction works are progressing well on the A1 next to Queen Margaret University.

Following a period of diversion onto a temporary section of road, the southbound A1 has now reopened as well as the new on-slip from the QMU site.

A diversion remains on the northbound carriageway as work continues on a new off-slip road, underpass and roundabout. Temporary speed limits will also remain in place for the duration of the works.  

Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment, Economic Development and Tourism, Councillor John McMillan, said: “The junction will provide critical infrastructure to improve accessibility and connectivity to QMU which, in partnership with the Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region Deal and East Lothian Council, is delivering an Innovation Hub adjacent to the university – phase one of a wider Edinburgh Innovation Park.

“It is great to hear that another milestone has been reached and the work is progressing on schedule.”

The new junction and infrastructure is due to complete by March 2023.

Published: Monday, 26th September 2022