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Ocean Terminal - Ocean Drive

Aerial view of Ocean Drive with the Scottish Government buildings and Ocean Terminal in the distance

Work on building the tram route in the Ocean Terminal area (Ocean Drive) began Spring 2020. See estimated timelines of when work will be finished in this area.

This area is separated into smaller sections of work. These are:

  • Ocean Terminal to Rennie’s Isle
  • Rennie’s Isle to Tower Place
  • Stevedore Place
  • Casino access road area 

Works Update

Ocean Terminal

Hard landscaping continues on the eastern carriageway heading south towards the Holiday Inn. Fence lines have been removed from the north side of Ocean Drive following completion of main infrastructure works.

Traffic Management arrangements at Ocean Terminal south roundabout are being managed under 4-way controlled temporary traffic lights. Traffic management plans can be found in the Downloads section. Please note that as part of the final surfacing works at the south roundabout there will be further traffic management changes in the coming weeks.  

JC Decaux have installed bus shelters on both east and west sides of the street. Temporary traffic management arrangements remain in place at the north roundabout at Ocean Terminal.


Rennie's Isle to Tower Place

Hard landscaping works are ongoing with surfacing works scheduled in the coming weeks. To accommodate this work there was a traffic management change within the area from Monday 23 January 2023 for approximately 2 weeks. Traffic management plans can be found in the Downloads section. Tower Bridge remains closed to pedestrians with a diversion via the Victoria Swing Bridge. 

Swing bridge pedestrian diversion 2


Stevedore Place

The east entrance to Stevedore Place will close from w/c 23 January 2023 to allow works to take place. Entrance to Stevedore Place will be via the west entrance. Main pedestrian diversion remains in place via Tower Street. 

In order to accommodate the progression of project works, from 4 November 2022 there will be further adjustments to the traffic management arrangements at Stevedore Place with traffic moving to the south side of Ocean Drive. 

Adjustments to pedestrian routes were made from 26 September and are expected to remain in place until October / November 2022. These involve the closure of the north footpath at Ocean Drive. Localised pedestrian access for Stevedore Place residents, as well as vehicular access to properties, remains in place. Main diversion for pedestrians is via Tower Street / The Shore / Tower Place. Read more in our website article and view the pedestrian diversion routes.


Traffic Management

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times with parking and loading on Ocean Drive suspended throughout the duration of the works. Vehicle access to Tower Place, Forth Ports, Stevedore Place, Constitution Place and Tower Street Industrial Estate will be via Commercial Street / Bernard Street, and onto Constitution Street. Vehicle access to the Cala Development and the entrance to Rennie’s Isle from the west is provided via Ocean Terminal on Ocean Drive. The project will assess the traffic management arrangement throughout the construction period and make amends if required.