Leith Programme utilities work gets underway

The first stage of utilities infrastructure work has now started at two sites in Leith Walk and Constitution Street.

The utilities work is the first phase in the Leith Programme, a comprehensive project to improve the standard of the roads, pavements and environment in Constitution Street, Leith Walk and Picardy Place.

Constitution Street - West side from Baltic Street to Maritime Lane - 18 February to 5 March (estimate)

Most of the work will involve replacing service connections to properties. Works in this section are being carried out in the footway with pedestrians being diverted onto a temporary walkway on the road. A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) has been advertised allowing a period of three weeks (17 February to 10 March 2013) and suspension of parking and loading bays. This will be managed so far as possible on a day to day basis to minimise disruption.

Working hours 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday.   

Leith Walk - West side from Stead's Place to Balfour Street - 18 February to 10 March (estimate)

Most of the work will involve the replacement of existing service connections to properties to the new main. Works in this section are being carried out in the footway and the bus lane on the carriageway. A TTRO has been advertised allowing a period of three weeks (17 February to 10 March) and suspension of parking and loading bays to allow flexibility for the works in terms of time and space. This will be minimised so far as is possible on a day to day basis.

There will be a requirement to temporarily suspend the bus lane within this section. However, work to abandon the old main may involve some more extensive traffic management. Updates will be provided if this additional work is required.

Working hours 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday.  

Next Stage

Please note that the timescales above are indicative at this stage.

Once work has been completed at the above two sites, the utilities phase will continue at further locations. Details on this next stage of works will be provided soon. 

More information about the Leith Programme can be obtained by contacting the City Centre and Leith Neighbourhood on 0131 529 7061.

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