Leith Programme 2012-2014
The Leith Programme Updates
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Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) - Pilrig Street to Foot of the Walk - Public consultation open - update of 2 December
The public consultation phase of the Leith Walk TRO and Roads Scotland Order (RSO) commenced on Friday 29 November 2013 and full details including the timescales and how to comment can be found here. In addition, over and above the statutory notification requirements, letters informing people of the open consultation have been sent to over 1900 property addresses in the area.
The Leith Programme - Estimated phasing of works and start times
Following on from the completion of the Constitution Street junction improvements, early next year, the Leith Programme work will progress into Leith Walk. A draft phasing plan showing the estimated phasing of the works and start times is available for your information. We will regularly review this plan and update it should there be any significant changes to report.
Constitution Street/Bernard Street Junction works completed - 18 November
The Constitution Street/Bernard Street junction, the final phase of the northerly section of the Leith Programme, is now open and work on the adjacent pavements has been completed. A number of planters containing trees are still to be put in place in two separate locations in Constitution Street and, following delivery of the trees, this should happen in late November or early December.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience during these works and hope that the new road surface, pavements and pedestrian crossings improve the area for everyone who lives, works or visits. We appreciate that some of you have been in touch to let us know about specific concerns; your input has helped us manage the programme and strive to minimise disruption for all as far as possible.
Ealrly next year, the Leith Programme will progress into Leith Walk and, again, we will work with the community and traders immediately affected to endeavour to minimise disruption.
Constitution Street/Bernard Street junction works - 1 November
In order to complete the improvement works at the Constitution Street junction as quickly as possible, the contractor will be working extended hours, if required, during the first half of the week commencing 4 November to carry out road marking, stud installation and anti-skid surfacing works. Dry weather is a significant factor in carrying out these works and, if the current good weather prevails, we will be looking to take full advantage of this. The hours will be as follows:
- Monday 4 November - 08.00-22.00
- Tuesday 5 November - 08.00-22.00
- Wednesday 6 November - 08.00-22.00
Traffic Regulation Order - Pilrig Street to the Foot of the Walk - update of 18 October
The process for the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) required to implement the proposed improvements to the Pilrig Street to the Foot of the Walk section of Leith Walk is now underway and the TRO drawings containing the proposals have gone out to statutory consultees in order to receive any initial comments.
In due course these proposals will be advertised more widely and will be open to comments, both positive and negative, from the general public over a four week period. A further update will be posted to let people know when this begins.
Further work is required in order to refine the design for the Pilrig Street to Picardy Place section of Leith Walk, the later phase of the programme, and we will continue to work alongside our partners in Sustrans to progress this.
Minister announces funding for Leith Programme - 24th September
Today Transport Minister Keith Brown announced an allocation of £3.6m of the additional £20m recently allocated to cycling, to the Leith Programme.
This funding will support the delivery of an enhanced design along the street from Foot of the Walk to Picardy Place. The design prioritises pedestrians, cyclists and sustainable modes of transport, creating a vibrant and lively street which will benefit local residents and businesses as well as those visiting the area.
The concept for the enhanced design was developed following extensive consultation with the local community and will deliver on aspirations expressed by locals during the consultation process.
The Council will continue to work in partnership with Sustrans to refine the detail of the design which is to be implemented on the ground.
Bernard Street drawing and new images on gallery - update of 11th September
The drawing showing details of the improved Bernard Street junction including both the additional, upgraded pedestrian crossings and single pedestrian island can be viewed here.
New images showing current progress made in Constitution Street are also now available for viewing online.
- Constitution Street update - 3rd September
- Bernard Street update - 3rd September
- Constitution Street update - 9th August
- Latest designs - 25th July
- Constitution Street update - 9th August
- Drop-in sessions - 8th July
- Enhanced designs - 7th June
- Constitution Street update - 4th June