Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 88 – Pilrig Street Junction Upgrade and Temporary Traffic Management

Adapted from an email sent by Alan Dean, Partnership Development Officer, on 2016_10_03 at 10:23)

Pilrig Street Junction Upgrade

Work is due to start on the upgrade to the Pilrig Street junction on 10 October 2016. The upgrade reflects the principles of the Scottish Government’s ‘Designing Streets’ guidance and the design principles for the Leith Programme as a whole that has promoted simplified road layouts which are more attractive for pedestrians and cyclists.

The new design will include widened footways and a single stage crossing that will stop all traffic on all legs allowing pedestrians to cross more safely and more simply. It is anticipated that the upgrade works will take around 7 weeks to complete. To remind you, if you are interested, the designs showing the new junction can be viewed here.

Temporary Traffic Management Arrangements

In order to install the newly designed junction as quickly as possible it will be necessary to put in place traffic management arrangements involving the temporary closure of Pilrig Street at the junction with Leith Walk for the duration of the upgrade works. The contractor will be carrying out a letter drop to inform local Pilrig Street residents of the closure and advance notification signs have been put in place to inform local residents of the closure and alert motorists to plan ahead for their journey through the area. Clearly signed diversions will be in place to indicate appropriate alternative routes for vehicle drivers. Local access to Pilrig Street and adjacent side streets is available from Broughton Road.

We apologise for any temporary inconvenience this closure may cause during the progress of the works but please be assured that we will endeavour to get the junction upgrade completed as quickly as we can.

If you have any queries then please don’t hesitate to contact me

Alan Dean BA (Hons) MSc I Partnership Development Officer (Stakeholder Liaison and Engagement) I Place Directorate I City Centre Leith Neighbourhood Team I 249 High Street I Edinburgh I EH1 1PN
Tel: 0131 529 7519 Mobile: 07739 188 438