Road works to result in traffic restrictions on Comiston Road

A series of road closures and temporary lights are to be put in place around Comiston Road to allow for essential road works.

The measures, which will allow for resurfacing, will take place over four phases, from Monday 10 March until Monday 31 March, and will result in a number of lane closures and traffic restrictions on Comiston Road.

A further two phases, lasting from 31 March to 13 April, will not require traffic lights. 

During the full period there will be road closures at Braid Road, Pentland View, East Comiston, Camus Avenue, Buckstone Gardens, Buckstone Road, Buckstone Avenue and Caiystane Crescent for various times for periods of up to two weeks. 

Access to cul-de-sacs will be maintained wherever possible, but may be restricted at some points.

Lesley Hinds, Council Transport Convener, said: “We understand that these works may cause some disruption for drivers, and we apologise for the inconvenience caused, but it is essential that we carry out these works.

“We are committed to improving our roads for all users, with £24.5m allocated in our 2013/14 budget, and these resurfacing works will benefit not only drivers but cyclists, buses and their passengers and other vehicles.”

Road work phases

Phase 1: Southbound carriageway from opposite Pentland View to Buckstone Gardens/Camus Avenue. 

Phase 2: Northbound carriageway from Buckstone Gardens/Camus Gardens to Pentland View. 

Phase 3: Southbound carriageway from Buckstone Gardens/Camus Avenue to just north of Buckstone Avenue. 

Phase 4: Northbound carriageway from just north of Buckstone Avenue to Buckstone Gardens/Camus Avenue. 

From 31/3/14 for two weeks there will be contraflow in operation on Comiston Road (no temporary traffic lights will be required):

Phase5: Southbound carriageway from just north of Buckstone Avenue  to opposite No. 116 Buckstone Terrace. 

Phase 6: Northbound carriageway from No. 116 Buckstone Terrace to just north of Buckstone Avenue. 

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