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Plan for safer Pathhead road

Pathhead road concerns.

Bob Bertram, Cllr Lisa Beattie, Colin Grahame & Helen Forbes,  at the junction of Crichton Road and the Main Street (A68) Pathhead.

Pathhead road concerns. Bob Bertram, Cllr Lisa Beattie, Colin Grahame & Helen Forbes, at the junction of Crichton Road and the Main Street (A68) Pathhead.

The findings of a government report into a section of a notorious Midlothian road have been welcomed by locals just a week after another accident.

Following a public consultation last year Bear Scotland has returned a plan of action for improvements on the A68 through Pathhead.

These include the removal of the damaged stone plinths at both ends of the village, the installation of new illuminated bollards at pedestrian islands and an upgrade of trunk road signage.

These plans follow a number of high-profile road incidents in and around Pathhead including a recent collision near the Stair Arms Hotel in which a man was rescued from a car on fire.

Bob Bertram of the Pathhead Road Safety Action Group welcomed the report.

He said: “We are pleased that the concerns of the Pathhead residents are being listened to and action taken.”

Read more in this week’s Advertiser, out now.

 

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