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Foot of The Walk (including Great Junction Street) and Manderston Street: traffic management changes

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

Leith Walk will remain closed to all northbound traffic between the Pilrig Street and Foot of The Walk.

To further accommodate the progression of project works on Leith Walk and at Foot of The Walk, traffic management arrangements will be amended over the next two weekends. These arrangements are expected to be in place until December 2022.

View the traffic management plans (PDF)

The key points to note are:

  1. During Phase One (22 and 23 October 2022) site arrangements will move from east to west between Foot of the Walk and Crown Place.
  2. The Manderston Street / Leith Walk junction remains open to traffic travelling from Easter Road to Leith Walk. Vehicles will only be allowed to turn left onto Leith Walk heading towards the city centre.
  3. The left-hand turn from Duke Street onto Leith Walk will be re-introduced.
  4. There will be no access to Manderston Street from Leith Walk. 
  5. Traffic will continue to be able to turn right from Great Junction Street onto Leith Walk.
  6. Traffic movements between Great Junction Street and Duke Street heading both ways will remain under two-way traffic management.
  7. Site lines will be extended on Duke Street heading east. The pedestrian crossing point will remain in place, however, will move throughout the phasing of these works to accommodate associated works.
  8. The pedestrian crossing point on Great Junction Street will be temporarily reinstated, however, will move throughout the phasing of these works to accommodate associated works.
  9. Alternative diversions will be in place which will be signposted. 
  10. During Phase Two (29 and 30 October 2022) site arrangements will move from the east side of Leith Walk to the west side of Leith Walk, between Crown Place to Jane Street.
  11. Pedestrian access to properties will remain in place at all times.

Parking and access

Parking enforcement will remain in place on Great Junction Street, Manderston Street and Gordon Street to accommodate the diversion route.

Lothian Buses

The project has consulted with Lothian Buses on the proposed traffic management to allow the development of their bus diversion routes.  The temporary bus stop located at Foot of the Walk will return to its permanent location on the east side of Leith Walk. 

You can find further information on bus diversions and timetables at 

Supporting Local Businesses & Logistic Hubs

A Support for Business package is in place, devised in consultation with businesses in the area, which includes a local voucher scheme, an ‘open for business' campaign across a range of media, and a business continuity fund. Full details can be found on the project website in the Support for Business section of our website.

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

Published: 18th October 2022