Stakeholder Update 91: Drop-in Surgery Invitation and Pilrig Street Junction Upgrade Latest

Adapted from an email sent by Alan Dean, Partnership Development Officer, sent on 2016_10_26 at 16:48.

Leith Central CC wishes to highlight the major delay to Pilrig St junction improvements – work will now not start until JANUARY 2017. 

Leith Programme Phase 5 (Brunswick Street to Montgomery Street) Traffic Regulation Order (TRO)

Drop-in Surgery invitation

We are writing to invite you along to attend an informal drop-in surgery at the McDonald Road library on Thursday 10 November between 3:00-7:00pm where Council officers will be on hand to discuss the proposals contained in the draft Traffic Regulation Order for the next phase of the Leith Programme works. This will be a great opportunity for anyone who would like more information to speak informally with the officers present.

Since launching the formal consultation we have had a very good level of engagement and, as a result, took the decision to extend the consultation in order to hear more people’s views on the draft plans that seek to continue to implement the road, footway, and cycle improvements already delivered from Constitution Street to Iona Street and currently ongoing from Pilrig Street to McDonald Road.

Drop-in Event Details:

What: Leith Programme Phase 5 TRO (Brunswick Street to Montgomery Street) Drop-in Surgery

Where: Nelson Hall, McDonald Road Library, 2-4 McDonald Road, Edinburgh EH7 4LU

When: Thursday 10 November between 3:00 and 7:00pm

Leith Programme Phase 4 – Pilrig Street Junction Upgrade – Latest news

As reported in the last update, regular liaison has been taking place with SGN regarding the delay to their mains replacement works around Brunswick Street as this has impacted on our contractor’s ability to start the junction upgrade at Pilrig Street. Due to these delays, which have arisen from unavoidable technical difficulties, SGN are currently predicting a completion date of 31 October although this still remains uncertain. As a result of this uncertainty and the upcoming Christmas works embargo, a decision has been taken by the Leith Programme project team to re-programme the Pilrig Street junction improvements to commence after the New Year in January 2017. In the meantime, our contractors will be commencing with new worksites at Middlefield and Crighton Place and focusing their efforts on footway upgrades and cycle lane installation. Full details of the revised junction start date will follow in a future update and will be publicised widely using the usual channels.

Alan Dean BA (Hons) MSc | Project Officer (Leith Programme/Tram Enabling) | Place Directorate | City Centre Leith Neighbourhood Team | 249 High Street | Edinburgh | EH1 1PN

Tel: 0131 529 7519        Mobile: 07739 188 438

4 thoughts on “Stakeholder Update 91: Drop-in Surgery Invitation and Pilrig Street Junction Upgrade Latest

  1. C Kelly

    I had a visit from my local councillor the other day and she directed me to the Leith CC with regards local parking issues.
    She advised that there is a petition in place to support a CPZ/ residents only parking in the area surounding Iona Street.
    Can you please let me know where I can find ths petition?

      1. C Kelly

        Hi Bruce,
        Thanks for getting back to me.
        I am actually looking for the petition in FAVOUR of a controlled parking zone in Iona street. Having lived there for nearly ten years the parking available for residents has declined considerably and it is not unusual for me to have to wait over half an hour for a space or have to park streets away from my house. This particularly worrying late at night on my own. Additionally the amount of cars double parking in and around the area is very concerning.

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