Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 72: Foot of the Walk junction works

(adapted from an email from Alan Dean, Partnership Development Officer, sent on 20 May 2015 at 16:15)

Paving Works

The main footway resurfacing on Leith Walk, Duke Street, Great Junction Street is now largely completed. The remaining slabbing works will continue in front of Kirkgate shopping centre with the new trees now having been installed.

Carriageway Resurfacing

Carriageway resurfacing has been completed in Duke Street, Leith Walk and Constitution Street and is now ongoing in Great Junction Street.

The contractors are currently working on the sequencing of the surfacing works on the main junction area in order to minimise disruption to traffic flow with some potential evening hours working under consideration

Anti-skid surfacing and the installation of new road markings has commenced on Leith Walk around the Kirk Street junction

Bus diversion and general traffic conditions information

Should additional temporary diversions be required during the main junction resurfacing, details regarding these and other traffic conditions affecting Leith Walk will be published on the sites below:



Anticipated completion

The contractors anticipate that the works will largely be completed by the end of May and, all things going to schedule, are targeting the week commencing 1 June to see the junction commissioned.    

Pilrig Street to McDonald Road – Drop-in Information session

A design proposal for this section has been developed and the draft plans can be viewed on the Council website. We are holding an informal drop-in session from 4.00pm to 8.00pm on Thursday 11 June in the Nelson Hall in McDonald Road library where copies of these draft designs will be available to view. Council Officers will also be available to hear from local people and discuss the proposals. Anyone is welcome to drop in at any point during the session. The statutory consultation on the proposed designs will begin later in June.

We hope you take the opportunity to view the proposals and look forward to seeing people at the drop-in session.

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