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Dalkeith revamp to get under way

Dalkeith town centre
Image caption Dalkeith town centre will be closed to traffic for 18 weeks

Work to transform a Midlothian town's historic High Street is set to get under way in a £1.2m project.

Dalkeith town centre is to have a revamp over 18 weeks from next week.

The work includes narrowing the road, which will be resurfaced, widening pavements using traditional natural materials and a new pedestrian crossing.

There will be new parking bays and new street lighting, while the historic closes will be restored.

'More attractive'

Midlothian Council's Russell Imrie said: "The improvements will make an enormous difference to Dalkeith.

"The High Street will be much more attractive for residents, shoppers, businesses and tourists."

The street will be closed to cars and other vehicles from the junction with Buccleuch Street to the junction with South Street for just over four months.

The council said people would still be able to reach all shops on the High Street.

Details of changes to car parking and bus routes are available on the Midlothian Council website.

The £1.2m Dalkeith High Street work forms part of a larger £3.3m investment in the town centre.

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