Leith Walk patching update – Week 4

The following information has been provided via Cllr Nick Gardner (t. 0131 529 3282; e. Nick.Gardner@edinburgh.gov.uk) by CEC’s Transport Design and Delivery section within Traffic & Engineering Services. At this point it is not clear whether the contract will complete for both north- and south-bound carriageways between Brunswick and Picardy by 7 December, as stated in CEC’s stakeholder communication 90 of 21 October 2016

This is the fourth update on the patching works for Leith Walk which started on Sunday 23rd October 2016.

Works have progressed well again this week with the contractor safely negotiating the difficult works at the London Road Roundabout which has inevitably slowed progress down due to the requirement to reset various pieces of ironwork and carry out trial holes and plane the carriageway in two layers to ensure they avoided coming into contact with the London Road Air Raid shelter located on the west side of Antigua Street and under the roundabout itself.

The programme is still ahead of schedule and has now completed sections 6, 7, 5 and 4 (London Road to Annandale Street) and will commence section 3 tomorrow night (Thursday 10/11).

As part of the ongoing management process of patching contracts such as this we are currently assessing the remainder of the works to ensure best value is achieved and whether alternative methods would be better suited to complete the works. I will be in a better position to provide an update on this by next week’s update.

Next week, and in line with previous week’s timings, operations will start at 7.00pm on the evening of Sunday 13th November on the south bound carriageway from Montgomery Street to London Road and continue through to Thursday 17th November including a newly identified section on Leopold Place.

Again, all noisy operations (jackhammers, planers etc.) will be completed by 10.00 o’clock and all operations concluding by 2.00am at the latest.

As ever, please be assured that every effort is continuing to be made complete these works as soon as practicable.