Concerns over cost of Midlothian road repair

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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