Route Options

Route Options

Six route options are currently being appraised to determine the preferred option to be taken forward to the planning process.

The six route options are presented below for consideration.

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Option A:

This option involves providing 3.8km of new carriageway between the existing A702 and A701, meeting at the existing A703. From west to east, the route begins with a new at-grade 3-arm roundabout with the A702. It then continues east to a new at-grade 4-arm roundabout with the A703 – in the vicinity of Seafield Mill. From the A703 roundabout, the route passes through Pentland Mains landfill and an area of peat, continuing west of Cameron Wood, tying into a realigned Old Pentland Road, through a new at-grade 4-arm staggered priority junction. Continuing east, the route passes to the west of the Old Pentland Kirk, Pentland Oil Shale Bing and an area of peat. The route terminates at an upgraded signalised junction at the A701 Straiton Junction. In addition, a new at-grade 3-arm roundabout on the A702 is provided at the Bush Loan junction, with realignment of the approach roads.

Option B:

This option involves providing 3.6km of new carriageway between the existing A702 and A701, meeting at the existing A703. From west to east, the route begins with a new at-grade 3-arm roundabout with the A702. It then continues east to a new at-grade 4-arm roundabout with the A703 – in the vicinity of Seafield Mill. From the A703 roundabout, the route passes through the middle of Pentland Mains Landfill, continuing east of Cameron Wood, tying into a realigned Old Pentland Road, through a new at-grade 4-arm staggered priority junction. From the new priority junction, the route passes to the east of the Old Pentland Kirk and through the western extent of Pentland Oil Shale Bing and an area of peat before terminating at an upgraded signalised junction at the A701 Straiton Junction. In addition, a new at-grade 3-arm roundabout on the A702 is provided at the Bush Loan junction, with realignment of the approach roads.

Option C:

This option involves providing 3.7km of new carriageway between the existing A702 and A701, meeting at the existing A703. From west to east, the route begins with a new at-grade 3-arm roundabout with the A702. It then continues east to a new at-grade 4-arm roundabout with the A703 – in the vicinity of Seafield Mill. From the A703 roundabout, the route passes through the middle of Pentland Mains Landfill, continuing east of Cameron Wood, tying into a realigned Old Pentland Road, through a new at-grade 4-arm staggered priority junction. From the new priority junction, the route passes to the east of the Old Pentland Kirk, and west of the Pentland Oil Shale Bing, through an area of peat, before ending at an upgraded signalised junction at the A701 Straiton Junction. In addition, a new at-grade 3-arm roundabout on the A702 is provided at the Bush Loan junction, with realignment of the approach roads.

Option D:

This option involves providing 4.1km of new carriageway between the existing A702 and A701, meeting at the existing A703. From west to east, the route begins with a new at-grade 4-arm roundabout at the Bush Loan junction on the A702. It then continues east to a new at-grade 4-arm roundabout with the A703 – in the vicinity of Seafield Mill. From the A703 roundabout, the route passes through Pentland Mains landfill and an area of peat, continuing west of Cameron Wood, tying into a realigned Old Pentland Road, through a new at-grade 4-arm staggered priority junction. Continuing east, the route passes to the west of the Old Pentland Kirk, Pentland Oil Shale Bing and an area of peat. The route ends at an upgraded signalised junction at the A701 Straiton Junction.

Option E:

This option involves providing 3.9km of new carriageway between the existing A702 and A701, interfacing at the existing A703. From west to east, the route begins with a new at-grade 4-arm roundabout at the Bush Loan junction on the A702. It then continues east to a new at-grade 4-arm roundabout with the A703 – in the vicinity of Seafield Mill. From the A703 roundabout, the route passes through the middle of Pentland Mains Landfill before continuing east of Cameron Wood tying into a realigned Old Pentland Road, through a new at-grade 4-arm staggered priority junction. Continuing east the route passes to the east of the Old Pentland Kirk before passing through an area of peat and the western extents of the Pentland Oil Shale Bing. The route ends at an upgraded signalised junction at the A701 Straiton Junction.

Option F:

This option involves providing 4km of new carriageway between the existing A702 and A701, interfacing at the existing A703. From west to east, the route begins with a new at-grade 4-arm roundabout at the Bush Loan junction on the A702. It then continues east to a new at-grade 4-arm roundabout with the A703 – in the vicinity of Seafield Mill. From the A703 roundabout, the route passes through the middle of Pentland Mains Landfill before continuing east of Cameron Wood tying into a realigned Old Pentland Road, through a new at-grade 4-arm staggered priority junction. Continuing east the route passes to the east of the Old Pentland Kirk before passing through an area of peat and to the west of the Pentland Oil Shale Bing. The route ends at an upgraded signalised junction at the A701 Straiton Junction.

Technical Route Option Drawing Downloads

A701_A702 Short List Option A
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A701_A702 Short List Option B
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A701_A702 Short List Option C
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A701_A702 Short List Option D
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A701_A702 Short List Option E
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A701_A702 Short List Option F
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