Leith Programme Stakeholder Update 98: Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road)

(adapted from an email from Michael Motion, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure, Turner & Townsend at 14:57 on 2017_06_15.)

Dear Stakeholder

Firstly, please click here to access a FAQ sheet distributed at the Open Evening held last night at the McDonald Road library for your information. We continue to work with Crummock to try and minimise the disruption caused by the Land Engineering administration.  Once we have finalised the re-programming of the Works with Crummock we will issue a further communication setting out revised project timescales.

This update is to specifically confirm that Brunswick Street will close as of Monday 19th June for a period of 6 weeks to complete critical works at the junction with Leith Walk.  Local diversions will be in place for vehicles and pedestrian access will be maintained.

We have also directed the Contractor to recommence works within the McDonald Road/Brunswick Road junction starting next week to allow the scope of works within the areas of the road closures to progress.

More generally, footpath and cycleway works will continue at Albert Place / Brunswick Place, and slab laying will continue outside the library.  Following drainage works, we will also now be able to reinstate the footpath and cyclepath directly outside Sainsburys, just south of Middlefield, and this work will be started in the early part of next week.  This ultimately allows for the completion of the pedestrian crossing at this location across to Albert Place.

As part of an overall review of communications between the council and the affected stakeholders, we intend to issue a weekly update at the end of each week providing a lookahead of the works proposed to take place the following week, and the locations in which the contractor will be working.

Should you have any queries in regards to the above, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Kind regards

Michael Motion
Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure, Turner & Townsend
Osborne House, 1 Osborne Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HG
t: +44 (0) 131 347 3400 | m: +44 (0) 7734 494607 | michael.motion@turntown.co.uk | www.turnerandtownsend.com