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Additional Traffic Management Arrangements as of 14 November 2022

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

York Place to London Road

The London Road junction reopened to traffic on Saturday 12 November.

Vehicles are not able to turn left off Leith Walk onto London Road as part of the final design. They are able to turn right from Picardy Place onto London Road.



The below streets are closed at their junctions with Leith Walk: 

  • Jane Street
  • Iona Street - permanently closed as part of Final Designs
  • Lorne Street 
  • Albert Street – temporarily closed by Scottish Water. Visit the SW website for more information.
  • Brunswick Street – until further notice 
  • Montgomery Street - permanently closed as part of Final Designs

The below streets are open at their junction with Leith Walk

  • Balfour Street - vehicles able to exit Balfour Street and turn right heading south
  • Dalmeny Street - vehicles able to turn left into Dalmeny Street from Leith Walk and left out of Dalmeny Street onto Leith Walk. 
  • Brunswick Road - remains one-way but direction has changed to eastbound towards Easter Road. The left turn off Leith Walk onto Brunswick Road is not permitted. Traffic coming from McDonald Road can continue straight onto Brunswick Road. All-stop pedestrian phase in place. 

Update: London Road to Jane Street temporary night closures 14-18 November 8pm – 5am

From Monday 14 November 2022 through to Friday 18 November 2022 there will be night-time works between London Road to Jane Street from the hours of 8pm to 5am.  To accommodate these works Leith Walk will close to city-bound traffic between the Foot of The Walk and Balfour Street. 

Access to Leith Walk southbound from Easter Road will be via:

  • Dalmeny Street
  • London Road

Entry and exit to Casselbank Street, Crown Street and Crown Place will be controlled from Foot of the Walk using traffic marshals. Entry and exit to Stead’s Place/Springfield Street, Smith Place and Jameson Place will be via Dalmeny Street and will also be controlled by traffic marshals.

In addition, there will be no vehicle access across the following junctions onto Leith Walk between the hours of 11pm and 1am:

  • Balfour Street
  • Pilrig Street
  • McDonald Road
  • Annandale Street

These closures are required to accommodate essential rail cleaning, installation of OLE wires and tensioning of the wires.



Traffic management changed from the weekend 22 October and will remain in place until the end of works. There will be two Phases, with Phase One currently in place.

  • Site arrangements will move from east to west between Foot of the Walk and Crown Place.
  • 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.
  • The left-hand turn from Duke Street onto Leith Walk will be re-introduced.
  • No access to Manderston Street from Leith Walk. 
  • Traffic will continue to be able to turn right from Great Junction Street onto Leith Walk.
  • Traffic movements between Great Junction Street and Duke Street heading both ways will remain under two-way traffic management.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Alternative diversions will be in place which will be signposted. 
  • 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.
  • Pedestrian access to properties will remain in place at all times.

More info and traffic management plans (PDF): Foot of the Walk and Manderston Street traffic management changes.



  • From Saturday 12 November the section of Constitution Street from the Bernard/Baltic junction to Queen Charlotte Street has reopened to traffic.
  • From w/c 14 November the section between Queen Charlotte Street and the entrance to South Leith Parish Church (SLPC) will also re-open under temporary traffic management, while OLE and footway works are underway.
  • The road will close to all vehicles from SLPC entrance to Laurie Street. Entrance to SLPC and properties will be maintained.
  • Constitution Street remains open in both directions until Ocean Drive/Tower Place. There is no through route to Ocean Terminal and this route is not suitable for HGVs. There is no parking loading or stopping.
  • Tower Street remains closed at its junction with Leith Walk. Local access is available. Access to Tower Street is via the Shore. Parking restrictions remain in place on Tower Street.



Minor traffic management adjustments have been made at Ocean Drive/Stevedore place. View the Stevedore Place traffic management plans (PDF).

Vehicle access to Tower Place, Forth Ports, Stevedore Place, Constitution Place and Tower Street Industrial Estate will be via Commercial Street / Bernard Street, and onto Constitution Street.

Vehicle access to the Cala Development and the entrance to Rennie’s Isle from the west is provided via Ocean Terminal on Ocean Drive.



From Monday 14 Nov traffic management will change at Ocean Terminal south roundabout. Northbound traffic will move to the carriageway on the east and cross back to the west located near Ocean Terminal Red Car park entrance. Arrangements are expected to remain in place for 5 weeks.




Adjustments to pedestrian routes were made from 26 September and are expected to remain in place until October / November 2022. These involve the closure of the north footpath at Ocean Drive. Localised pedestrian access for Stevedore Place residents, as well as vehicular access to properties, remains in place. Main diversion for pedestrians is via Tower Street / The Shore / Tower Place

More info and map: Stevedore Place pedestrian arrangements

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is closed to pedestrians. A pedestrian diversion route will be maintained via the Victoria Swing Bridge 

Map of the swing bridge pedestrian diversion

Melrose Drive

A change to pedestrian routes at Melrose Drive/Ocean Drive was made in August 2022 to progress infrastructure works, such as carriageway and footpath works, OLE bases and street lighting. More info: Melrose/Ocean Drive pedestrian diversions

Map of pedestrian diversion at Ocean Terminal and Melrose Drive



There have been changes to pedestrian arrangements in this area to allow tram stop works to progress. An access route is provided through our works and back onto the footway for all users. More info: Newhaven footpath changes

Map of the pedestrian diversion at Newhaven tram stop, Lindsay Road

Published: 14th November 2022