Concerns over cost of Midlothian road repair

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Fears have been voiced over rising costs for repairing the road through Roslin Glen.

The route, through the Esk Valley, has been shut for four years following a landslip.

Midlothian Council began the task of repairing and reinforcing sections of the B7003 in March after agreeing a budget of £850,000.

However, local resident Phil Croal is concerned over the cost implications following a new landslip on a section of the road which had already been repaired.

“Obviously there is going to be a huge cost over-run,” he claimed. “This is the Midlothian trams. They are going to have to pump more money into it.”

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