Road resurfacing on George Street: update

From tonight, road resurfacing works will take place during night-time hours on George Street and surrounding streets.

This work is the second part of a planned resurfacing of the road - the first part was carried out in the Autumn at the St Andrew Square end of George Street and in North and South St Andrew Street. This is not part of the proposed scheme for Princes Street and George Street which will shortly go out for consultation.

Resurfacing work will be done in sections, with closures and signposted diversions in place and any affected bus stops closed off.  The work period is between 7pm and 6am, Mondays to Thursdays (four nights).

The work programme is as follows:

Week 1 (w/c 25/03 for four nights) - westbound outside the Assembly Rooms. There will then be a week's break for the Easter holiday before work recommences on the evening of Tuesday 09/04.

Week 2 (commencing 09/04 for four nights) - southbound on North St. David Street and minor defects correction works at South St. David Street

[Please note that the work below has been postponed to accommodate the forthcoming consultation about the City Centre Programme:

Week 3 (w/c 15/04) - westbound on George Street (St. Andrew Square to Hanover Street) and minor defects correction works at North St. David Street

Week 4 (w/c 22/04) - eastbound on George Street (St. Andrew Square to Hanover Street), North St. David Street at junction with Thistle Street and minor defects correction works at St. Andrew Square.]

Councillor Lesley Hinds, Transport Convener, said: "The carriageway surface along George Street has become uneven in many places and we need to get it sorted out as soon as possible. I'm sure all road users - motorists, cyclists, bus passengers and pedestrians - will be very glad to see it resurfaced.

"The works are being carried out overnight in order to lessen traffic disruption and we will do everything we can to keep noise down to an absolute minimum. The noisiest works will be confined to the early evening period and will be completed by 10pm at the latest. I'd like to thank local residents in advance for their patience and understanding while these improvement works are carried out and to reassure them that our City Centre roads team will be happy to answer any queries which might arise."

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