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M9 improvement works arrive at a critical juncture for Winchburgh

October 21 2021

M9 improvement works arrive at a critical juncture for Winchburgh

Approval has been granted for a new interchange junction off the M9 at Winchburgh, West Lothian, opening up access for a 20-year masterplan to deliver a minimum of 3,800 homes and 40 acres of employment land.

The Made Road Order will provide motorway access to a 352-hectare site, formed from four new slip roads centred on an existing underpass, linking to an upgraded core road through the town centre. Excavated soils will be used to form a landscaped bund.

John Hamilton, chief executive of Winchburgh Developments commented: “The new junction has been a core element of the Winchburgh masterplan since its inception. Historically, transport connectivity has been heavily constrained by a motorway network that completely bypassed the village. This development will be transformational in improving journey times to and from Edinburgh and the Lothians for residents, businesses and visitors.”

Work to transform the former mining village is already well underway with the delivery of 650 homes, parks and a canalside marina.

Sweco is expected to commence delivery of the new junction in February next year for completion by the end of 2022. 

1 Comment

#1 Posted by JohnMF on 22 Oct 2021 at 09:53 AM
There we go again. The new M9 junction will further embed car-based travel patterns, while, in the meantime, we talk and talk and talk about the new station on the Edinburgh & Glasgow main line.

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