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BEAR Scotland add six new Ultra Low Emission Vehicles to their fleet

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Six new, electric powered vans have been delivered to BEAR Scotland, bringing the total number of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, in its South East Scotland fleet, to thirteen.This means that 10% of all BEAR...

Overnight resurfacing – A720 Lothianburn Westbound on-slip

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Motorists using the A720 Lothianburn westbound on-slip are set to benefit from an improved road surface, with Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland planning to renew approximately 100m of the trunk road over one...

Overnight road closure – M90 Southbound

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BEAR Scotland - Transport Scotland’s operating company - is planning to resurface approximately one kilometre of the M90 southbound carriageway near Kirkliston over three nights, beginning on Monday 19 April, 2021.  For the safety...

M8 to be closed overnight for resurfacing on 13th April

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The M8 will be closed westbound between Junction 4a and Harthill Services from 20:30 until 06:00 on the night of 13 April. This is to allow Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland to renew...

Overnight road closure on Saturday on the A720

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The westbound carriageway of the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass will be closed for resurfacing between Baberton and Calder Junctions from 20:30 until 06:00 on the night of 27 March.A diversion route for westbound traffic...
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Weather – bridges closed and Lanark Road West blocked

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Traffic Scotland report that the Queensferry Crossing is closed due to adverse weatherIt is closed to traffic in both directions and a diversion is in place via the A985 Kincardine BridgeThe Queensferry...

Ten M8 overnight carriageway closures from 30 Nov. to 12 Dec.

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M8 Motorway users are set to benefit from an improved road surface at Ratho, with £750,000 worth of resurfacing set to begin on Monday 30 November. The overnight works will see 2,990m of the...

Forth Road Bridge to close for on-going repair work

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From 06:00 on Thursday 3 December until 06:00 on Monday 7 December, the Forth Road Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic as part of the ongoing project to replace the main expansion joints.The...

Saughton Road Water Mains Project Proceeding Well

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The rolling programme to improve the water mains infrastructure along Saughton Road North is progressing well, with the first phase completed ahead of schedule. Phase Two of the work to upgrade the water pipes supplying...

Speed cameras set to be switched on

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The A90 Average Speed Camera (ASC) system between Dundee and Stonehaven will go live on 31 October.ASCs aim to deter vehicles driving at excessive speeds, even out traffic flows, improve journey times and reduce...

Crackdown on drivers on main roads in and out of Scotland

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Lothian and Borders Police and their neighbouring forces are carrying out a major operation across roads in the Scottish Borders and the North of England. Road Policing Officers from the Borders will join colleagues from...

Transport Committee meeting June 2012

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Councillor Lesley Hinds convened the first meeting of the new committee in the Dean of Guild Room this morning at the City Chambers. Although she admitted at the end that it had overrun against...

Road repairs in Colinton

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 One of our readers has been in touch about the recent road repairs in Colinton Mains Grove. The only way to tell you about this is to show you the photos which he also...

Cycling accident in Drumbrae today

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City cyclist Jemma Smith was knocked off her bike in Corstorphine at 7 o'clock this morning, only two days after taking part in the cycling safety protest, Pedal on Parliament, at the weekend. Half a...

One man’s view on cycling in Edinburgh

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by Kim Harding I have been cycling for more years than I care to remember, I first started to ride a bicycle on the roads on my own at the age of seven. Even in...

Road closures today in Edinburgh

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Today there is a march in the city centre and some roads are closed, or diversions are in place. The full list is shown below.   Pensions Day of Action March 30.11.11 - Traffic Restrictions(function() {...

What I Want for Edinburgh – Margo McDonald MSP

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by Margo McDonald MSP As the General Holyrood Election looms ever larger, expect to hear “It’s the economy, stoopid!” from every party trying to win seats in the Scottish Parliament. The irony is that with...

Hogmanay road diversions and closures in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh’s spectacular Hogmanay programme begins on Thursday 30 December – four days and nights of amazing events throughout the city. The celebrations do however bring some disruption to traffic, parking and...

Has the snow melted yet?

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We are pleased to say it stopped snowing on Monday afternoon in central Edinburgh. But has it melted where you are? Some of our readers say that their pavements and roads outside have been...

Snowy News Wednesday 1 December 2010

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So here we go again - lots of snow overnight last night and many people stuck in their homes. The Forth Road Bridge was closed today and the airport may or may not be...

Severe weather warning in Edinburgh

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City of Edinburgh Council staff have been working around the clock to help keep the city moving during the ongoing severe weather.Gritters have been working 24-hours-a-day all weekend in response to the heavy snowfalls.Due...

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