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Additional Traffic Management Arrangements as of 30 November 2022

Weekly Traffic Management

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

Traffic management

Out of Hours works and Vehicle Restrictions

We are carrying out overnight works in various sections of the route. In some cases, these will require vehicle access restrictions. See below for more detail:

A full list of our out of hours works can be found here.

York Place to London Road

The London Road junction has reopened to traffic.

  • There is no left turn from Leith Walk into London Road. Traffic coming from Leith Walk wishing to access London Road should do so by going via Picardy Place and then turn right onto London Road. 
  • There is no right-hand turn from London Road onto Leith Walk. Traffic coming from London Road wishing to access Leith Walk should turn left and go via Picardy Place before heading straight onto  Leith Walk. 




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 can exit Balfour Street and turn right heading south
  • Dalmeny Street - vehicles can turn left into Dalmeny Street from Leith Walk and left out of Dalmeny Street onto Leith Walk. 
  • Brunswick Road - remains one-way but the 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. 

Please note, the carriageway on the west side from Pilrig Street to Balfour Street is closed to vehicles. Access to Arthur Street is via Balfour Street or Pilrig Street.



Traffic management is due to change. Under the new arrangements:

  1. Manderston Street to open to two-way traffic.  
  2. Traffic movements between Great Junction Street and Duke Street heading both ways will remain under two-way traffic management.
  3. Temporary pedestrian crossing points on Great Junction Street and Duke Street will remain in place, however, will move throughout the phasing of these works to accommodate associated works.
  4. Any alternative diversions will be in place which will be signposted. 
  5. Site arrangements will move from the east side of Leith Walk to the west side of Leith Walk, between Crown Place to Jane Street.
  6. Pedestrian access to properties will always remain in place.

Foot of the Walk traffic management plans December 2022 (PDF)


  • Constitution Street is open to vehicles from Coatfield Lane until Ocean Drive/Tower Place. Temporary traffic management is in place at the entrance of Queen Charlotte up to the entrance of South Leith Parish Church while footway works are ongoing.
  • The section between South Leith Parish Church and Foot of the Walk remains closed.
  • There is no right turn from Constitution Street to Bernard Street. The temporary diversion is straight ahead via Constitution Street, right onto Queen Charlotte Street, Water Street, Burgess Street, The Shore and Sandport Place.
  • Temporary traffic management arrangements will be in place at the Royal Bank of Scotland corner w/c 21/11/22 for approximately five days. 
  • Please note the Ocean Drive/Stevedore Place section offers no through route to Ocean Terminal and is not suitable for HGVs.
  • The Tower Street junction with Constitution Street is closed to progress with cobbles reinstatement works.



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 30 November 2022, traffic at Ocean Terminal will be controlled by 4-way traffic lights. View the Ocean Terminal traffic management plan (PDF)  



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.

Please note that in order to progress hard landscaping works adjacent to the Victoria Swing Bridge on Ocean Drive, we are required to close off one side of the bridge. These arrangements will be installed from Mon 28 November + are expected to remain in place until mid-December.

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: 30th November 2022