Temporary closure for section of West Approach Road

A temporary closure will be in place for a section of the West Approach Road in Edinburgh from Monday for the next five weeks as part of planned maintenance work.

This includes repainting, general repairs and resurfacing the bridge decks.

This will affect the two-lane section between Roseburn Street and the Dundee Street flyover only. The road from Dundee Street to Lothian Road will remain open.

The section will be closed from Monday 6 May until Friday 7 June due to upgrade works being carried out on four bridges along the route. Diversions will be in place.

Transport Convener Councillor Scott Arthur said:

We realise this road closure may cause some inconvenience but it’s needed so we can carry out maintenance work to four bridges along the route.

We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption by putting in place diversion routes, carried out a letter drop to residents to tell them of the changes and are putting in place measures to control the noise.

The work is being carried out from next week due to restrictions on gaining access to the railway, other roadworks in the area and our embargo on roadworks from late July through to early September.


Published: May 3rd 2024