Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 61

(Please note that this statement was  circulated by Alan Dean, CEC Partnership Development Officer (Stakeholder Liaison and Engagement) on 20 November 2014 at 16:37

Dear Stakeholders,

Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 61

Progress Update

The programme remains on schedule to be finished by the planned completion date of 19 December

Section 6b East (Lorne Street junction southwards)

  • Drainage alterations and slabbing in progress

 Section 6b West (Balfour Street northwards)

  • North section completed, grouting works ongoing
  • Kerbing and slabbing works to south section ongoing

 Section 8b East (Manderston Street area north)

  • Main slabbing and kerbing works complete, grouting ongoing

 Section 8c West (Casselbank Street area)

  • South section all works complete
  • Kerb realignment complete to northern section
  • Works to gullies and lifting and removal of existing slabs in progress

 Section 8c East (Crown Street northwards):

  • Kerb re-alignment complete
  • Works to gullies in progress along with lifting and removal of existing slabs


  • Planing and basecourse works 100% complete in southern sections
  • Planing and basecourse 100% complete in northern sections
  • Final surface/wearing course undertaken to date – north of Stead’s Place to Crown Place

Anticipated final surfacing timescales at junctions (subject to change due to weather conditions and/or issues with existing ironwork)

  • Friday 21 November – Junctions at Manderston, Jane and Casselbank Streets
  • Sunday 23 November – Junction at Stead’s Place
  • Monday 24 November – Junctions at Crown Street and Crown Place

 Weekend Working – 22/23 November

In order to ensure work remains on schedule, the contractors will be carrying out weekend work on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November 2014. This will involve footway work on Saturday and carriageway work on Sunday. The carriageway works will centre around the area at the Stead’s Place junction.

Looking ahead for next week

  • Continue with slabbing works in footpath areas 6 & 8
  • Continue with carriageway final surfacing heading south
  • Continue with footway inspections and remedial works
  • Progress raised table work at road junctions

 Bus diversion or traffic delay information reminder

For the most up to date information regarding any bus diversions and any traffic delays affecting Leith Walk please visit either of the sites below:


Alan Dean BA (Hons) MSc PGDip I Partnership Development Officer (Stakeholder Liaison and Engagement) I Services for Communities I City Centre Neighbourhood Management Team I 1 Cockburn Street I Edinburgh I EH1 1BJ

Tel: 0131 529 7519        Mobile: 07739 188 438           alan.dean@edinburgh.gov.uk