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Additional Traffic Management Arrangements as of 6 January

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

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York Place to London Road  

Our work site was established in early October and included a realignment of the London Road roundabout. A temporary pedestrian crossing has been installed through the site across from the Playhouse Theatre. We note that since installation there have been issues with these lights being stuck on red. This should now be resolved. Please note this crossing point will move throughout the duration of the works but will remain in the vicinity of the current location

Find out more about the York Place to London Road works. 

UPDATE: The second phase of works is scheduled to start on 17 January 2022 with traffic management arrangements to accommodate these works to be installed on the weekend of 15 January 2022.  This will see an extension of site from Picardy Place to York Place.  These works are scheduled to be completed by Spring 2022. During this phase the tram network will still be fully operational into the York Place tram stop. Due to the closure of Broughton Street, traffic travelling southbound from Leith Walk will no longer be able to access York Place or Broughton Street via a right turn. 

See the traffc management plan for the second phase of works (PDF)



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. As sections of the west footway open up the new cycleway will be in place.  However, we advise cyclists to use the agreed diversion routes.

See the cycle diversion routes

Leith Walk - Citybound Running Lane Works

McDonald Road to Montgomery Street: On 30 October 2021 works started on the Leith Walk citybound running lane from McDonald Road to Montgomery Street. These require the traffic to be diverted onto the newly installed western carriage way. There is no left turn into and out of Brunswick Street from Leith Walk. The crossing point north of the McDonald Road junction is located just south of the McDonald Road junction.

Find out more and see the traffic management plans (PDF)

Annandale Street to London Road:  Works are expected to commence on Monday 17 January with traffic management installed over the weekend 15-16 January. These works will require traffic to be diverted onto the newly installed western carriageway including the movement of a temporary bus stop location with pedestrian access maintained.

Find out more about these works and see the traffic management plan (PDF)

Pilrig Street Junction Closure

To progress the main infrastructure works on Leith Walk, Pilrig Street junction is currently closed to traffic. A pedestrian crossing has been added north of the junction. Additional temporary parking bays will be added on Pilrig Street.

View more information on the Pilrig Street closure. 

Reopening of Springfield Street junction with Leith Walk

UPDATE: A two-way traffic light system is in operation at the Springfield Street junction. Parking restrictions are in place on Springfield Street from Leith Walk to the Springfield Lane junction, along Springfield Street until Stead’s Place and before the Stead’s Place junction with Leith Walk.

Find out more about the new traffic management arrangements

Springfield Street is open to two-way traffic and Stead’s Place is closed to a right-hand turn for southbound traffic. This change will allow the progression of tram infrastructure works.

Find out more about the Springfield Street reopening.

Foot of the Walk to Crown Street

From Monday 8 November site lines were extended from Jane Street to Kirk Street to begin utility clearance and tram infrastructure 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. Exiting 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. Drivers wishing to access Easter Road, Lochend Road and Vanburgh Place should use Manderston Street. 

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 under the project’s Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO).

Find out more about the Jane Street – Kirk Street traffic management changes

Foot of the Walk – Temporary Traffic Lights

The carriage way at the Foot of the Walk junction was reduced to one lane traffic, controlled by temporary traffic lights. These arrangements are expected to be in place until Winter 2021/22.

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

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Coatfield Lane to Queen Charlotte Street

 Main construction works are expected to begin on 24 January, with site being established over the weekend 22 & 23 January. Constitution Street will be closed both northbound and southbound between Coatfield Lane and Queen Charlotte Street. No access will be provided at these closure points for any vehicular traffic including bicycles.

Queen Charlotte Street will remain open under 2-way temporary traffic light control for east and westbound traffic for four weeks. Thereafter a full closure at the junction will be required. The junction of Maritime Street at Bernard Street (by Café Marmalade) will open one way heading south to maintain traffic flows.  

Read more about the works in this section.

View the traffic management plans (PDFs)

Bernard Street – Traffic Management Changes

On Wednesday 27th October works began on Bernard Street for the installation of attenuation pipes for approximately 16 weeks. The work site was extended west requiring the closure of Maritime Street at the junction of Bernard Street.  To facilitate the works there have also been slight adjustments to the traffic flow in the area and parking restrictions have been put in place on Maritime Street at the closure.  The pedestrian crossing at this location will be moving east nearer to the Baltic/Bernard junction.

Read more about the attenuation pipes installation.

Constitution Street - Constitution Place to Tower Street 

This section has opened to traffic travelling in both directions from Baltic Street through to Ocean Drive at Rennie’s Isle/Victoria Bridge. There will be no parking, loading or stopping.

Tower Street Update:

From Wednesday 5 January, site will be extended to the north side of the carriage way to facilitate the next phase of the attenuation pipes/drainage system works. Parking restrictions remain in place on Tower Street. Any affected parties have received direct communications from the project. The junction at Tower Street with Constitution Street remains closed. Parking on the Shore has been reinstated up to the corner of the Shore/Tower Street.

Ocean Drive - Traffic Management at Stevedore Place

Phase 2 of the works on Ocean Drive at Stevedore Place between Tower Place and Constitution Place commenced on 26 July 2021.  The site was 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 at CALA Developments / Ocean Terminal

Three way traffic lights are in place 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. 

Ocean Drive - Ocean Terminal

Changes to the exiting traffic management arrangements were made on 12 October to enable establishment of site on the northeast corner outside Cala Developments. These require a footway closure, with pedestrian and cyclist access being maintained via the west side of Ocean Terminal. Vehicle access will be maintained via the 3-way temporary traffic management arrangements.  

Find out more about the Ocean Terminal traffic management changes.

Lindsay Road

From Monday 10 January 2022 parking and loading restrictions will be implemented on Lindsay Road under the project's temporary traffic regulation order (TTRO) until further notice. This is to accommodate the progression of associated tram infrastructure works in the area

Read more about the parking suspension at Lindsay Road.

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Constitution Street at Laurie Street - Footpath Closure 

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

Links Lane footpath closure

From Tuesday 4 January, we will be closing Links Lane to facilitate essential utility works on Constitution Street.

Pedestrian access on Constitution St will be maintained. However, no access will be available from Links Lane on to Constitution Street. These works will take approximately one week.

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.  

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Published: 5th January 2022