Old Dalkeith Road problems could last for years

The subsidence-hit Old Dalkeith Road could be a problem for “many years”, motorists have been warned.

The A6106 at Lugton Brae, a key commuter link from Dalkeith to the capital via Sheriffhall roundabout, was shut last month after cracks appeared over a 30-metre stretch of the road surface.

Diverting rush hour traffic and creating delays for frustrated motorists, the situation has sparked fears that it could mirror that of the B7003 Roslin Glen road, which was closed for the best part of four years following a landslip in 2008.

Police constable Iain Anderson told last week’s Dalkeith Community Council meeting: “Having seen the scale and size of the damage, it could to be a problem for many years. It’s going to be very similar to the recent situation at Roslin Glen.”

Councillor Jim Bryant (SNP) told members to “be prepared for the long haul.”

Read full story in the August 23 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.