Stakeholder Update 101: Leith Programme – Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road) Weekly lookahead (w/c 3rd July 2017)

(adapted from an email from Michael Motion, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure, Turner & Townsend)

With regards to works carried out this week, the contractor has not quite completed the paving works to the library corner, meaning the resource did not commence paving to the N/W corner at Croall Place. As such, we will be on site on Saturday to make-up some of the time lost this week due to the poor weather and to maintain our current programme of works.

In terms of works and worksite locations for next week, please see below:

  • Any final completion/grouting of paving at the library corner
  • Commence paving to the N/W corner on Croall Place West
  • Continue paving to Brunswick Street
  • Continue paving to Leith Walk East side
  • Complete crossing excavations and traffic signal duct installation at Brunswick Road
  • Return to complete duct crossings at the Albert Place pedestrian crossing (unfortunately the crossing will therefore be out of commission for a period of time next week) and just north of Shrub Place Lane

As agreed at the recent Stakeholder event held in the McDonald Road library on 14th June, we are able now to provide further information in terms of the Programme we are now working to.  The targets and key dates agreed in this Programme were further informed by feedback received at that Stakeholder event, and are as follows:

  • Contractor demobilising off site from Friday 28th July, i.e. all worksites, including the Iona Street site compound, traffic management, herras fencing and low level barriers will be removed from Leith Walk
  • Contractor to remobilise from Monday 4th September (for a period of 6-8 weeks)

As noted above, and to allow for the Edinburgh Festival embargo on road works, the contractor will demobilise from the 28th July in line with the following elements of works being completed by that date:

  • Re-opening McDonald Road and Brunswick Road, having completed all road crossings and installation of permanent traffic signals
  • Re-opening Brunswick Street
  • Completion of all other kerb realignments, to accommodate junction configurations and the segregated cycleway
  • Completion of the majority, if not all, footpath paving works.  Our target is to complete all new paving – I will update nearer the time if we feel this is not going to be 100% achieved pre-Festival
  • Completion of the segregated cycle path

Following the Festival Embargo the Contractor will remobilise at the start of September to complete the remaining elements of works.  Those being: road surfacing; road lining; installation of applicable street signage and construction of the raised tables at the Iona Street, Albert Street and Brunswick Street junctions.  It is anticipated that this is a 6-8 week period of work, and will require minor road closures (up to 5 days each) at each of the junctions mentioned (closures will not run at the same time).

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

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 |