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Work on building the tram route through Newhaven began Spring 2020. See estimated timelines of when work will be finished in this area.

Newhaven is separated into smaller sections of work. These are:

  • Newhaven to Melrose Drive
  • Melrose Drive to Ocean Terminal

Newhaven to Melrose Drive

Two-way traffic was reinstated on Lindsay Road in April 2022. As part of this, the eastbound running lane from Sandpiper Road on to Melrose Drive heading east to the junction at North Leith Sands has closed to traffic.

Works continue on the north footway at Newhaven. There will be changes to pedestrian arrangements in this area to enable construction of the new tram stop to continue. These changes were installed on Thursday 8 September 2022 and will stay in place for approximately 4-6 weeks. During this time, a safe access route will be  provided through our works and back onto the footway for all users. Read more about the pedestrian changes in our news article.

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Melrose Drive to Ocean Terminal

Construction works in this section started in February 2022 and are are scheduled to be completed by Autumn 2022. Works also continue on Ocean Drive, on the east side at Ocean Terminal. Ocean Terminal will remain open as usual and access to the car parks will be maintained. Read more about these works. Pedestrian access will be maintained in the area, although may change at times throughout the phasing of works.

A change to pedestrian routes at Melrose Drive/Ocean Drive was made in August 2022 to progress infrastructure works, such as carriageway and footpath works, OLE bases and street lighting. Read more information in our news article.

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Traffic Management 

Traffic management arrangements are in place on both Lindsay Road and Melrose Drive. Local diversions for pedestrians and motorists are signposted.