An extra £1 million has been allocated to stop the county’s roads falling into further disrepair.
A recent Audit Scotland report found within Midlothian, 68.9 per cent of the network is in an acceptable condition – compared to 63 per cent across Scotland – and 31 per cent deemed unacceptable.
Figures compiled by the Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland (SCOTS) suggest Midlothian Council would need to spend £24.4 million to repair its damaged roads.
To maintain the road network at its current level would require an additional £1 million to the existing road budget.
For full story, see The Advertiser, Thursday, May 5