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City bound running lane from McDonald Road to Montgomery Street

Find out about the city bound running lane from McDonald Road to Montgomery Street

On 30 October 2021 works are scheduled to start on the city bound running lane from McDonald Road to Montgomery Street which will require the traffic to be diverted onto the newly installed western carriage way. This change is to accommodate further landscaping and surfacing works required on the east side of Leith Walk.

View the Traffic Management Plan (PDF)

There will be no left turn into and out of Brunswick Street from Leith Walk.

The crossing point located to the north of the McDonald Road junction will move approximately 15 meters further South and will be clearly indicated.

The short-term waiting area for those visiting Leith Walk businesses will be moved from the east side to the west side on Leith Walk. 

A bus change area will be added next to the waiting area. The bus stop will remain in place at Elm Row, to note this stop will require to be moved at a later stage of the works.  Details of any bus diversions can be found at 

Cyclist diversions remain in place.

Pedestrian footways and access to shops, hospitality and leisure units on the east side will always be maintained. Footpath widths will range from 2.0 m to 1.5 m. However, in very rare situations this might need to be reduced further, but access will be maintained for members of the public, residents, and local shop owners.

Businesses that are currently occupying the footway will have to remove any arrangements in place to accommodate the works, this includes permit holders for hospitality venues removing all table and chairs while these works are being carried out. Businesses will be visited by project representatives ahead of these changes and any concerns can be further discussed

Published: 22nd October 2021