LANE REOPENS ON A702 AFTER MAJOR WATER REPAIR

One lane of the A702 will reopen to traffic at 2pm today after a major repair to a burst water main.

Two-way traffic lights will operate near the Flotterstone Inn where a 36 inch burst has been repaired by Scottish Water. Traffic will be reduced to one lane for a short section of the road. The lights will be manually operated at peak times to help traffic flow.

This section of the A702 is being reinstated and it is hoped the traffic management will be removed by Wednesday morning.

Scott Fraser, Regional Communities Manager at Scottish Water, said: “We apologise for the ongoing disruption on this busy section of the A702. We have repaired a major burst and will now reinstate the road. We thank commuters for their ongoing patience.”

Further updates will be issued once this part of the A702 is reopened.

See below for a map of the diversions and affected closure area in the meantime.

A702 road closure map