Stakeholder Update 83 – Leith Programme Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road)

(adapted from an email sent by Alan Dean, Partnership Development Officer, sent on 2016_07_05 at 10:05)

Anticipated timescales

We would like to let you know that we are on course to commence the next phase of the Leith Programme works this Summer as previously reported in our last stakeholder update. Following the Council’s approving of the making of the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) and Redetermination Order (RSO) at the Transport and Environment Committee of 7th June 2016, the team have been working hard to complete the procurement process to appoint the contractor for the forthcoming section of works and we are confident that work will start in late August/early September. Once we have selected the successful contractor we will, of course, share this with you and will carry out a large scale letter drop over the wider area to ensure people are kept fully informed. It is anticipated that the works will take around 10 months to complete.

Latest Plans

You can view the latest plans (July 2016) for the Pilrig Street to McDonald Road section on our dedicated Leith Programme web page.

SGN (formerly Scottish Gas Networks) mains replacement upgrade  

SGN will be upgrading their gas network in the Brunswick Place area in August 2016 and this will involve the replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable supply to homes and businesses in the area for many years to come. We have been working very closely with them to ensure co-ordination between both sets of works in order to reduce overall disruption and to ensure that the gas main is replaced prior to any road resurfacing taking place in the Pilrig Street to McDonald Road section. SGN anticipate that their project will last approximately 12 weeks and the co-ordinated work plans will mean that the Leith Programme will commence as planned while they complete the remainder of their works outwith our working area and up towards Elm Row. Click to download a copy of the SGN leaflet detailing their project that has been distributed to people  in the immediate area. If you have any specific enquiries regarding these utilities works please contact SGN directly using the details provided on the leaflet.

We hope you find all the above information useful and if you are looking for any further information the Leith Programme then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Alan Dean BA (Hons) MSc | Partnership Development Officer (Stakeholder Liaison and Engagement) | Place Directorate | City Centre Leith Neighbourhood Team | 249 High Street | Edinburgh | EH1 1PN

Tel: 0131 529 7519        Mobile: 07739 188 438