New Loanhead road open

The Straiton entrance to the new relief road during construction

The Straiton entrance to the new relief road during construction

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The long-awaited Edgefield relief road in Loanhead is now open to traffic.

Final approval was given yesterday (Thursday) for the street lighting meaning the road could open to vehicles.

The road will provide a link between the roundabout at McDonald’s, Straiton Retail Park, and Edgefield Industrial Estate.

It will no longer be necessary for lorries to drive past residential areas to get to and from the industrial estate.

Our reporter Janet Bee drove along the road this morning and saw the welcome of sight of three dumper trucks using the route.