From Mon 8 November there will be an extension to our site lines from Jane Steet to Kirk Street. This is to accommodate the commencement of further utility and tram infrastruture works.
Vehicle access to Kirk Street / Cassels Lane & Casselbank Street will be maintained from Leith Walk for southbound traffic only in the form of a right turn to Kirk Street.
Egress from the above areas will be maintained via Kirk Street with a right turn onto southbound traffic on to Leith Walk. Additionally, there will be a left turn on to Great Junction Street. There is no access on to Duke Street.
All traffic management arrangements attached to the project are jointly approved by the city’s Traffic Management Review Panel (TMRP), which includes the City of Edinburgh Council, Lothian Buses and the emergency services. As with all arrangements, we continuously assess and make changes as required.
Emergency services access
The traffic management plans have been created in consultation with the emergency services and we have agreed a process where access through the site can be provided in emergencies.
Parking and access
All parking and loading provision will be temporarily suspended between Kirk Street and Cassels Lane with no on street parking or loading facilities available on the running lane.
Parking suspensions will be installed in the above area to accommodate these new arrangements.
From Sat 6 November parking restrictions associated with the project's temporary traffic regulation order (TTRO) will be implemented. The TTRO will be in place at the beginning of Kirk Street (approx 30 metres).
The City of Edinburgh’s parking enforcement teams will monitor these new arrangements. Please see attached diagram for further information.
All loading and unloading will be moved to the Logistic Hub, which is located between Jane Street and Stead's Place. Waiting areas are maintained during the works to facilitate short term waiting to access businesses and local properties. The waiting area currently located at Foot of the Walk will be relocated next to the Logisitc Hub on the weekend of 6 November 2021.
Pedestrian footpaths on the west side of Leith Walk will always be maintained with local diversions as and when required to carry out works. All pedestrian diversions will be properly signposted and available for use by all.
These arrangements are expected to be in place until further notice with updates being communicated via the project communications channels.
Waste bins located off the junction of Leith Walk / Kirk Street will be relocated further up Kirk Street to exisiting waste area.
As with all arrangements, we continue to assess and make changes when required.
If you have any concerns or further questions regarding these works then please contact the Trams to Newhaven project team by email on [email protected] or alternatively contact our customer helpline on 0131 322 1122 (local rate Monday to Sunday 8am to 7pm).