Carriageway resurfacing: Pilrig St, starting 26 August

Edinburgh Council is about to resurface Pilrig St, as part of Tram Diversion Route Resurfacing Works.

Click the graphic to see the letter from Edinburgh Council. The text is reproduced below:

letter from CEC about Pilrig St resurfacing

Dear Sir / Madam,


As part of an investment in Edinburgh’s roads and footways for 2019/2020, I write to advise that the carriageway on Pilrig Street will be resurfaced later this month. This road has been prioritised because of its current condition and because the upcoming tram works will prevent any planned resurfacing work from taking place in and around the proposed tram line during the construction period.

The works are currently planned to commence on Monday 26th August 2019 and will last approximately 3 weeks. The work will be carried out weekdays between 08:30 and 16:00.

To facilitate the works, Pilrig Street will be closed to through traffic with McDonald Road being used as a diversion route for all vehicles including local bus services. However, we will carry out the resurfacing work in phases to allow residents of Pilrig Street and the adjacent streets continued vehicular access from at least one end of Pilrig Street. Emergency service and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

In addition, we will need to restrict parking within the work areas to allow us to resurface the carriageway. On street notices and yellow no waiting cones will highlight these areas. Please do not park in these areas or your vehicle may be removed without warning and this may extent the duration of the works.

Unfortunately, disruption and noise is unavoidable during resurfacing works however we will make every effort to minimise the impact for local residents and traders. An officer from the City of Edinburgh Council will be on site at various times throughout the day to address any questions/comments you may have. Alternatively, if you require any further information regarding this project, please do not hesitate to contact me using the details at the foot of this letter.

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Yours sincerely

S Blacklaw
Transport Design & Delivery