Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 73: Phase 3 – Foot of the Walk junction

(adapted from an email from Anna Herriman, Partnership and Information Manager, sent on 3 June 2015 at 17:22)


In Update 72, we advised that works at the Foot of the Walk were to be completed in the week beginning 1 June.

We can confirm that the contractors anticipate that the main works will be completed by the end of today, Wednesday 3rd June.

Final elements including testing of the traffic lights etc complete by Friday 5th June (including the commissioning of the new traffic signals equipment). We would like to thank local residents and businesses and all visitors to the area for your patience during the works.

Here is a little more detail on the completion of all elements of the junction works:

Paving Works

The main footway resurfacing on Leith Walk, Duke Street, Great Junction Street is completeSome minor remedial works are being carried out this week

The paving work in front of Kirkgate shopping centre is complete.

Carriageway Resurfacing

Carriageway resurfacing on Duke Street is complete.

The main junction area and the areas that tie in Great Junction Street and Constitution Street are being completed today, Wednesday 3 June.

Anti-skid surfacing and the installation of new road markings on Leith Walk and Duke Street is complete.

Anti-skid surfacing and new road markings on Constitution Street and Great Junction Street will be complete tomorrow, Thursday 4 June.

Traffic signals equipment

The new traffic signals equipment is due to be tested and commissioned over the next couple of days. Subject to testing, the junction should be fully open at some point in the day on Friday 5 June.

Phase 4 – Pilrig Street to McDonald Road

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.

This is an opportunity to view large, printed out copies of the draft proposals for this section that are under development. Officers will also be available to discuss the proposals and answer any questions. Anyone is welcome to drop in at any point during the session.

We hope to see some of you at the drop-in session.

Anna Herriman | Partnership and Information Manager | City Centre and Leith Neighbourhood | Services for  Communities | City of Edinburgh Council | City Chambers, Level 9, 329 High Street, EH1 1PN | tel 0131 469 3853 | mobile 07739 188 439 | anna.herriman@edinburgh.gov.uk