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Notification of changes to the traffic management arrangements between Pilrig Street and Annandale Street / Montgomery Street

Read more about the traffic management changes in this section

Main construction works are nearing completion in the above locations on the east side of Leith Walk. This will result in the removal of fence lines and two-way traffic returning between the above locations from Monday 18 July 2022. Leith Walk will remain closed to all northbound traffic between Foot of The Walk and Pilrig Street.

Traffic management arrangements have been approved jointly with members of the city's Traffic Management Review Panel, including Lothian Buses and the emergency services. Diversion routes and advanced warning signage will be erected in the area. 

View the traffic management plans (PDF)

Lothian Buses

The project has consulted with Lothian Buses on these traffic management arrangements.  Details of any bus diversions and timetables can be found at

Supporting Local Businesses & Logistic Provision

Logistics provisions to support businesses will remain operational on Montgomery Street, Albert Street, Dalmeny Street and near Foot of the Walk to help with deliveries and dispatches. Help is also at hand at these logistic hubs for residents expecting large deliveries such as appliances or furniture.

Parking and access

Please be advised that the Traffic Regulation Order will be enforced from the above date. We would like to remind all road users that there is no stopping or waiting on the new carriage way, including tram tracks that have been installed. Loading and parking provisions are available. 

View loading and parking locations on our Final Landscaping Designs (PDF)


Communal bins for Leith Walk will remain in current locations until full construction works have been completed.  The newly constructed bin areas will remain closed.  

Tables and Chairs Permits

Businesses that are looking to occupy the foot way can visit the council website for further information.  Tables and chairs permit – The City of Edinburgh Council


The newly constructed cycle lanes on the east (southbound) and west side (northbound) of Leith Walk will remain closed as there will be ongoing localised works. This will involve small worksites with localised diversions in place.  Access to properties will be maintained.

Contact Us

If you have any concerns or further questions regarding these works then please contact the Trams to Newhaven project team by email on or alternatively contact our customer helpline on 0131 322 1122 (local rate Monday to Sunday 8am to 7pm).

Published: 15th July 2022