(Please note that this statement was circulated by Alan Dean, CEC Partnership Development Officer (Stakeholder Liaison and Engagement) on 23 January 2015 at 16:01
Weekend Work Update
The contractors will be working on Sunday 25 January in order to carry out some carriageway work in the section between and including the Stead’s Place and Jane Street junctions. This was originally planned to have taken place on Sunday 11 January but had to be rescheduled as a result of the poor weather conditions at the time.
The Next Phase of the Leith Programme
Following on from the recent works on the Pilrig Street to Crown Place section of Leith Walk, the next phase of the Leith Programme works, the upgrading of the Foot of the Walk junction, has a planned start date of Monday 9 February. This phase will involve:
- Resurfacing the road and pavements
- Redesigning the crossing to make it more pedestrian friendly
- Improvements to the area adjacent to the Newkirkgate shopping centre
- Improvements to pedestrian islands on Great Junction Street
- Alterations to bus stops and loading facilities at the Foot of Leith Walk
The work will commence on the section between Crown Place and the Foot of the Walk before moving on to the junction itself. The planned completion date is early summer 2015. It is anticipated that this will be around the end of May/early June. The contractors for this section are MacLay Civil Engineering Ltd. As in all earlier sections, while some disruption will be inevitable, every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum by careful traffic management and maintaining access to residential and business properties.
Bus diversion and general traffic conditions information reminder:
For the most up to date information regarding any bus diversions and traffic conditions affecting Leith Walk please visit either of the sites below:
If you have any queries or require further advice or information then please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 66
Crummock (Scotland) Ltd commenced with the remaining contracted works in the Pilrig Street to Crown Place section of Leith Walk on 6 January. In tandem with this, they are also carrying out any remedial work as required. Weather conditions permitting, it is anticipated that all carriageway surfacing work will be completed by the end of next week with all work, including remedials, completed by the end of January. The current weather conditions are hindering the progress of specific elements of the job such as the installation of the road markings, for example, but every effort is being made to get this completed this as soon as possible.
The contractors will be working on Sunday 11 January in order to carry out work at the Stead’s Place and Jane Street junctions.
Alan Dean BA (Hons) MSc PGDip I Partnership Development Officer (Stakeholder Liaison and Engagement) I Services for Communities I City Centre Leith Neighbourhood Team I 249 High Street I Edinburgh I EH1 1PN
Tel: 0131 529 7519 Mobile: 07739 188 438