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PostSubject: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:14 am

So they are finally going to fix Mauricewood Road (and continue with other never-ending work).

http://www.penicuikcuckoo.co.uk/2015/04/resurfacing-awaits-local-roads/

Expect some problems on the diversion routes!
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:13 pm

Great, if they close Mauricewood road between Boyd-Orr Drive and the A701,
that means they will divert traffic up and down Belwood road Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Wed May 27, 2015 12:55 pm

I wonder if they will sort out the 24/7 street lights on Mauricewood Road / Avenue and Edinburgh Road before they start on the resurfacing work!
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:48 am

Great - the wonderful council have now delayed the resurfacing work until September (rather than do it over the summer holidays)

http://www.penicuikcuckoo.co.uk/2015/06/resurfacing-awaits-local-roads/

And we also had the crash there on Saturday morning which even made it on to the BBC and STV news websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-33035469

http://news.stv.tv/east-central/1322452-motorcyclist-suffers-serious-head-injury-in-penicuik-road-crash/
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:09 pm

So the resurfacing work is due to begin on 28th September with full details here:

http://www.tellmescotland.gov.uk/notices/midlothian/traffic/00000108554/

Bet everyone is really looking forward to this!
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:38 pm

I know I'm not going to be popular for saying this but our département resurfaced two stretches of road on either side of our village (2km and 3km) in June.
I was a little puzzled to see the warning signs going up then because in France everything shudders to a halt on July 1 and is only just grinding back into action now.
All was explained when the entire operation was completed in less than a week! The road, I would guess, is about the same width as Mauricewood Road. We did remark at the time that in Scotland the same job would have taken six times as long, but seeing as how that stretch of Mauricewood Road is probably less than a kilometre ...
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:50 pm

The "workmen" on the Rullion Road resurfacing job hardly ever seem to be there and when I did see some people, they were busy drinking tea in their hut. Pretty sure it could be done quicker by several people with picks and shovels instead of all the machines so will be interesting to see how they do on Mauricewood Road.
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:03 pm

So our super-efficient council have now had to postpone the start of the Mauricewood Road works until 5th October while Rullion Road is not finished but open to traffic again. Is there some special course that the people responsible go on or are they just naturally useless at their jobs???

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:55 am

We haven't got a clue! Midlothian Clowncil site today:

Local temporary road closures and parking restrictions

Local road closures and parking restrictions are listed below:

Campview Road, Bonnyrigg - road closed between Polton Street & Moorfoot View from Monday 28/09/15 for 6 weeks for gas mains replacement.
Mauricewood Road, Penicuik - road closed from A701 to just beyond Boyd Orr Drive from Monday 28/09/15 for 7 weeks for carriageway resurfacing.
Rullion Road, Penicuik - road closed between Ravelsykes Road & Clerk Road from Monday 20/07/15 for approx. 9 weeks to facilitate carriageway resurfacing works.
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:05 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:05 pm

I'm sure that it was said on Radio Forth this morning that the road would be closed between the A701 and Belwood road.
If that was the case I think there would be quite a few unhappy residents Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:24 pm

The council are (very slowly) working on Mauricewood Road now and Scottish Gas Networks have put up traffic lights and barriers further up the hill just to make things more chaotic. How can you dig up the only route from two estates like this and what happens if there is an emergency?
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:31 pm

After the powercut - a quiet and sunny afternoon at Mauricewood Road. Turn up the volume to enjoy the soundtrack from SPEN and SGN

Very Happy

https://youtu.be/VdXi57ikqUY
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:09 pm

My wife woke me at about 2.30am and I noticed that my alarm clock was turned off.
Luckily I woke a while later in time to reset it or I would have slept in this morning Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:00 am

It appears that the road was completely blocked on Wednesday afternoon when a portable generator (required because SGN damaged a power cable) fell off a truck near the top of Mauricewood Road. I am just waiting for a vicar with no trousers to come runnign down the road next in this total farce!

By the way, according to the cooncil, the are no problems with the work! (They also said that today is going to be the hottest day of the year)
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:15 pm

Somebody at the cooncil has decided to re-open Mauricewood Road this evening despite it not being anywhere near completion
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Specially for bus passengers, they have parked their tarmac spreader on the pavement by the stop so you cannot see the bus approaching unless you stand right at the side of the road!
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Nothing on the news about Midlothian Council being taken over by aliens though?
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:19 am

Belwood Road going to be dug up in the New Year (and Auchendinny too)

http://www.midlothian.gov.uk/info/1284/roads_and_pavements/171/road_works

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:07 pm

Not again Mad I could have sworn that the sign at the junction said 3 weeks but
the web page shows it as 5 weeks  Sad  How many times do they need to dig up the
same section of road within such a relatively short period of time? Is this the third
or fourth time? How much must this be costing and who is ultimately paying for it?

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:27 pm

I was right, the signs say three weeks




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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:12 am

The flood on Mauricewood Road is back again today and more news as Taylor Wimpey have reached agreement with the council and are due to start work on Greenlaw Mill next year

https://www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/find-your-home/scotland/midlothian/penicuik/greenlaw-mill
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:06 pm

Looks like the best option is just to avoid the area completely for the next year or so!

http://www.penicuikcuckoo.co.uk/2016/01/2016-year-of-endless-roadworks/

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:13 pm

Oh what fun Mad It says that 'Scottish Gas Networks are set to upgrade their pipes at the Belwood Road four way junction.'
Which begs the question of what they have been doing with the pipes the previous times they have closed the road for weeks on end.
Surely they could have planned this better Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:47 pm

I thought I would write to SGN and ask them what it was they were doing.
Here is their reply:

"The closure of Belwood Road has been planned and coordinated with the local authority
and has been scheduled to commence during the quieter month of January. This project is
to replace the existing metallic gas main with new polyethylene pipe designed to last up to
70 years. Unfortunately there is a requirement for us to connect onto our parent main within
Edinburgh Road. This requires us to work under temporary signals, to prevent significant delays
on the main arterial route and to allow maximum safe working space, Belwood Road will be closed
for the duration of these works.

These works will eliminate the need to carry out any further repair works at this location. "

So not only do we have to divert round Mauricewood road but when we come back on to
the A701 we will be met with temporary traffic lights Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and bad for Mauricewood Road   Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:05 pm

The roadworks seem to have been delayed as now showing that they are not starting until the 18th - I assume it is due to this leak at Newbattle.

https://www.sgn.co.uk/Roadworks/Emergency-repairs/
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