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New Road, Footpath and Cyclepath Improvements

The following details the proposed New Road, Footpath and Cyclepath Improvements works within West Lothian.

Community Links Projects 

The council is continuing its partnership with Sustrans (Scotland) in funding for Community Link Projects which enables the council to develop and deliver a variety of cycling/walking related projects.

The objectives of the programme are to:

  • Link the places people live in with the places they want to get to
  • Encourage people to cycle or use another active travel mode on everyday journeys and increase cycling modal share

The projects identified under the community links programme include:

  • B8084 Whitdale Roundabout to Armadale Railway Station
  • Design Feasibility Package - Blackburn to Bathgate Corridor
  • Design Feasibility Package - Stoneyburn Links
  • A706/B7066 - Whitdale Roundabout to Boghead Roundabout
  • A706/B7066 - Whitdale Roundabout Connection
  • B7066 Harthill to Heartlands - (Completed January 2019)
  • B7066 Heartlands to Whitdale Roundabout
  • Whitburn Town Walk Improvements
  • Design Feasibility Package - Bathgate Rail Station Active Travel Links
  • Fauldhouse to Longridge - Provision of Cyclepath

Projects under construction:

C28, Baad's Mill Road
  • Carriageway Patching in advance of surface dressing works to be completed later in the year.
Primary School Playgrounds
  • A programme of works to resurface primary school playgrounds across West Lothian has been ongoing since 2008.  The programme is now in its final stages with works being undertaken this year for the following schools:
    • Works at Deans, East Calder, Knightsridge, Riverside and Parkhead primary schools are now complete.
    • Works at Armadale, Balbardie and primary schools have commenced
    • Works at Our Lady's Stoneyburn, Seafield, St Joseph's Whitburn, St Nicholas Broxburn and Westfield primary schools are programmed to be completed later in the year

Projects programmed to commence

Work on the following projects has been programmed to commence.

  • A71 Wilkieston - Carriageway Patching
  • Starlaw East Roundabout - Carriageway Resurfacing
  • C7 Rural Armadale/Avonbridge - Carriageway Patching
  • C8 Rural Blackridge/Avonbridge - Carriageway Patching
  • C14 Rural Armadale - Carriageway Patching
  • Blackridge - Footway work
  • Crosshill Drive, Bathgate - Carriageway patching/resurfacing
  • Longridge - Footway works
  • U15 Beecraigs Area - Carriageway resurfacing
  • U32 Leyden Road - Carriageway patching/resurfacing

Projects being designed

Carriageway resurfacing works will be carried out later this year on the following list of roads.  It is anticipated that road closures will be required during the works to ensure the safety of the workforce and the public.  Details of the road closure required at each location will be provided on the council's website prior to works commencing.

  • Starlaw East Roundabout - Carriageway resurfacing of the roundabout which will require a road closure

Surface dressing works which will be undertaken later in the year on the following routes:

  • C7 Rural Armadale/Avonbridge
  • C8 Rural Blackridge/Avonbridge
  • C14 Rural Armadale
  • C28 Baad's Mill Road

Footway Works

Footway resurfacing work has been identified in the following areas for construction later this year.

  • Boghall
  • Houston Industrial Estate

Other Projects

Detailed design work has commenced on the following projects for construction later this year.

  • B8084 Whitdale Roundabout to Armadale Railway Station - Provision of cycle path
  • A71 at West Calder High School - Provision of a puffin crossing
  • A899 West Main Street, Broxburn - Junction improvements
  • Cappers Bridge, Armadale - Pedestrian/cycle improvements
  • Campus Roundabout, Livingston - Carriageway resurfacing
  • Fauldhouse to Longridge - Provision of cyclepath
  • Main Street, Blackridge - Provision of a puffin crossing
  • Main Street, Longridge - Provision of a puffin crossing
  • Meadowhead Terrace, Addiewell - Provision of steps from the C28 Addiewell Hill
  • Westwood View, West Calder - Footway provision

Contact information

If you would like any further information to discuss any of these proposals, contact brian.mcdowell@westlothian.gov.uk by email or telephone 01506 284534.