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Additional Traffic Management Arrangements as of 23 August 2021

Weekly Traffic Management

Please find below a summary of additional traffic management arrangements to accommodate site investigations works and utility diversions outside the main area of works.

Traffic management arrangements for the main area of works are available to view and download.



Leith Walk - Cycleway Closure 

To progress with construction of the permanent cycleway from Annandale Street to Foot of the Walk, we have closed the temporary cycleway for the full length of Leith Walk.

Find out more information on the Leith Walk cycle lane closure. 

Shrubhill - Car Park Flip

From week commencing Monday 6 September, the turning lane at Shrubhill will be moved to the north end of the prioritised running lane between the carpark entrance and Shrub Place to enable track works to progress.

View the Shrubhill car park traffic management plan (PDF). 

Middlefield - Pedestrian Crossing

The crossing point on Leith Walk at Middlefield will be moving approximately 30m south from Thursday 26 August to allow works to progress.

Pilrig Street Junction Closure

To progress the main infrastructure works on Leith Walk, Pilrig Street junction is currently closed to traffic.

View more information on the Pilrig Street closure. 

Closure of the Pilrig Waiting Area on Leith Walk

To ensure people can still visit the area to shop and go about their business we are relocating short-term waiting areas on Leith Walk. The new waiting areas will be located north of Annandale Street and north of Iona Street. Both areas can be accessed via the citybound traffic lane.

Find out more about the opening of the new waiting areas. 

Iona Street - Road Closure

The road closure on Iona Street from Leith Walk to the junction of Buchanan Street commenced on Monday 14 June for approximately 16 weeks for drainage system works.  Parking has been suspended for the duration of the closure with pedestrian access being be maintained. 

View more information on the Iona Street road closure.

Lorne Street - Road Closure - REOPENED 

Lorne Street junction with Leith Walk has now reopened to traffic. 

Springfield Street - Footway Works

From Monday 2 August the fence line near Springfield Street will be extended west to accommodate footway works for approximately six weeks. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Foot of the Walk – Temporary Traffic Lights

The carriage way at the Foot of the Walk junction will be reduced to one lane traffic, controlled by temporary traffic lights. This will be in place from Wednesday 11 August and is expected to be in place until Winter 2021/22.

Find out more about the Foot of the Walk traffic management changes. 



Mitchell Street – Road Closure

UPDATE: The closure on Mitchell Street / Maritime Lane will remain in place until late August / early September.  This is to accommodate hard landscaping and public realm works in the area.

We will be closing vehicle access to Maritime Lane from Mitchell Street on Wednesday 7 April. This closure is to progress track works across the junction and is expected for up to ten weeks. A  temporary pedestrian walkway connecting both sides of the street between Queen Charlotte Street and Mitchell Street/Maritime Lane has been installed and will be in place to facilitate the ongoing works.

You can view the Mitchell Street temporary traffic management arrangements here (PDF).

Traffic Management Adjustments at Constitution Street/Ocean Way junction with Tower Street

The current traffic management arrangements at the Constitution Street/Ocean Way junction with Tower Street to include an additional traffic light head at Constitution Place, changed from 3-way set up to 4-way. There will be adjustments to the traffic management in the coming week within this section of works.  This is to accommodate further works to the east side of Constitution Street.

View the updated traffic management plan for Constitution Street/Ocean Way (PDF). 

Constitution Street - Constitution Place to Tower Street Traffic Management Changes

Works will start on the east side of Constitution Street. Our site will be established on the east side of Constitution Street which will see the commencement of works such as overhead line equipment (OLE) foundation works, creation of the kerb lines, surfacing, street lighting and hard landscaping works. Traffic management arrangements will be adjusted to accommodate these works from week commencing Monday 23 August and are scheduled to be complete by  Autumn 2021.  

View the traffic management drawings (PDF). 

Ocean Drive - Traffic Management at Stevedore Place

The next phase of works on Ocean Drive at Stevedore Place between Tower Place and Constitution Place commenced on 26 July 2021.  The site has been established on the south side with traffic between Ocean Drive and Constitution Street running through the north side of Stevedore Place.

Ocean Drive - Traffic Management Changes

We've made revisions to traffic management on Ocean Drive to advance tram infrastructure works. This section of works has extended eastbound. Parking restrictions are in place to accommodate the new arrangements. 

Find out more about traffic management changes on Ocean Drive.

Ocean Drive – Traffic Management Changes

From Monday 23 August there will be new traffic managements arrangements installed.  There will be three way traffic lights installed to accommodate the site extension which is adjacent to the CALA Developments. These arrangements are expected to be in place until early Spring 2022.

Find out more about Ocean Drive site extension. 

Melrose Drive / North Leith Sands

A temporary road closure will be in place at the North Leith Sands junction from Tuesday 7 September, this is required to accommodate utility connections to the new substation recently installed on Melrose Drive. These works are expected to last up to three days.

View more information on the upcoming North Leith Sans closure. 




Constitution Street at Laurie Street - Footpath Closure 

The footway on the west side between Foot of the Walk and Laurie Street is currently closed. 

Constitution Street from Queen Charlotte Street to Bernard Street / Baltic Street

Hard landscaping and reinstatement works have started within the existing site set-up. In order to continue with these works we are extending our work space in to the footway. These new temporary arrangements will see existing fence lines being extended towards properties with the commencement of hard landscaping/public realm works. Access will be maintained to properties and where required temporary foot ways will be created on the newly laid tracks.  

Constitution Street – Maritime Lane to Bernard Street (west side)

Hard landscaping and reinstatement works started within the above location on Monday 5 July.  To accommodate these works we extended our work space in to the footway. Access will be maintained to properties and the local area.

Constitution Street (Bernard / Baltic Street with Constitution Street) 

Localised works are ongoing in the above area.  On the west side of Constitution Street pedestrian access has now reopened from this corner with diversions being installed, maintaining access to the local area.  The footway on the east side has required a temporary closure to commence further hard landscaping work, access to properties is maintained via the west side of Constitution Street/Baltic Street. These changes are temporary ahead of the reopening of two-way traffic between Baltic Street / Bernard Street junction.

Ocean Drive - Footpath Closure 

The footway on Ocean Drive is currently closed, this is to allow structural works on Victoria Bridge. Diversions will be in place for all pedestrians/cyclists. These arrangements started on Monday 24 May and are expected to be in place for up to 20 weeks. 

View more information on the Ocean Drive footpath closure. 



Published: 23rd August 2021