Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 71 – The Foot of the Walk junction works

(Please note that this statement was  circulated by Alan Dean, CEC Partnership Development Officer (Stakeholder Liaison and Engagement) on 29 April 2015 at 11:45

Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 71

The Foot of the Walk junction works

The contractors carrying out the upgrade works to the Foot of the Walk junction (MacLay Civil Engineering Ltd) continue to make good progress with the current work sections and anticipate that, everything going as planned, they should finish at the end of May.

Following the completion of the footway works at Crown Place to Duke Street and the Constitution Street to Duke Street sections, the contractors are now concentrating on the area around Kirk Street to Great Junction Street and the public realm space adjacent to the Kirkgate shopping centre. Traffic islands have now been removed, lighting columns relocated, and kerb-lines changed. A new gully will also be installed at the Constitution Street junction to help improve drainage at this location.

Looking ahead

  • Continue slabbing work around Kirk Street/Great Junction Street section
  • Continue slabbing works in front of Kirkgate and install new tree pits

Carriageway Resurfacing

Carriageway resurfacing has commenced in the area at the Constitution Street and further details on this element of the works will follow in a future update.

Draft designs for the next phase of works

Draft designs are being developed for the next phase of the Leith Programme works between Pilrig Street and McDonald Road. In line with the priorities of the Programme, the designs aim to enhance the area for pedestrians and cyclists while prioritising public transport needs and retaining loading and unloading facilities and some parking. The draft plans can now be viewed on the Council website.

The statutory consultation on proposed designs will begin in late June and in advance of that, a drop-in session for anyone interested will be held in McDonald Road Library’s Nelson Hall on Thursday 11 June from 4pm to 8pm where we look forward to hearing people’s views on the proposals.

If you have any queries or require further advice or information then please don’t hesitate to contact me.



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       alan.dean@edinburgh.gov.uk