(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council time-stamped 12:21 on 30 May [today].)
I write to provide an update with regards the traffic delays this week due to the work taking place at Bonnington Toll (as detailed below).
Over the past 2 days, a number of private vehicles parked close to the work area have made it difficult for large vehicles to pass the traffic management and as such this has extended journey times for commuters quite significantly at times.
However, as of this morning it has been managed to move all vehicles which were causing an obstruction and as a result journey times are significantly better this morning.
In addition, there have been some adjustments to the temporary traffic signal timings, to reflect the dynamic flows at the junction throughout the day. It is hoped that for the remainder of the work traffic queues and delays can remain as short as possible.
If you need to discuss this in any more detail or would like a further update, or have any concerns from residents, please do not hesitate to contact Steven Blacklaw. Please also CC firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Blacklaw ¦ Engineer – Transport Design & Delivery
Place ¦ Planning & Transport ¦ The City of Edinburgh Council
G4, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG
Tel 0131 529 3252 email@example.com
Following on from this post, Edinburgh Council has just sent the following detail about the road resurfacing planned for this summer.
|Location||Planned Start Date||Estimated Duration||Work Detail|
|Broughton Street||28-May + 22 Aug||4 weeks + 2 weeks||Pedestrian crossing upgrade + carriageway resurfacing|
|Albany Street||03-Jun||1 week||Carriageway resurfacing|
|Hopetoun Street||07-Jun||2 days||Carriageway resurfacing|
|Academy Street||11-Jun||1 week||Overlay setts|
|Dalmeny Street||17-Jun||10 days||Carriageway resurfacing, overlay setts and minor footway works|
|East Hermitage Place||26-Jun||3 days||Carriageway resurfacing|
|Portland Place||28-Jun||1 week||Carriageway resurfacing|
|McDonald Road||01-Jul||10 days||Footway widening and carriageway patching|
|Easter Road/Duke Street||01-Jul||8 weeks||Junction redesign|
|East London Street||02-Jul||7 weeks||Pedestrian crossing upgrade and carriageway resurfacing|
|Duncan Place||10-Jul||2 weeks||Carriageway resurfacing and minor footway works|
|Great Junction Street||10-Jul||1 week||Carriageway resurfacing|
|Gordon Street||02-Aug||1 week||Carriageway resurfacing|
|Bonnington Road||08-Aug||3 weeks||Carriageway resurfacing|
|Ocean Drive||08-Aug||3 days||Carriageway resurfacing|
|North Leith Sands||13-Aug||1 week||Carriageway resurfacing and minor footway works|
|Newhaven Road||26-Aug||2 weeks||Carriageway resurfacing|
|Annandale Street||29-Aug||7 weeks||New pedestrian crossings and carriageway resurfacing|
|Broughton Road||05-Sep||2 weeks||Carriageway resurfacing|
|Easter Road||11-Sep||3 weeks||Carriageway resurfacing and minor footway works|
|Links Place||23-Sep||4 weeks||Carriageway resurfacing, new traffic island and footway works|
|Pilrig Street||29-Sep||4 weeks||Carriageway resurfacing, new traffic island and footway works|
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)
The carriageway on a number of streets in your Ward are due to be resurfaced during the Summer of 2019. The roads affected have been prioritised because of their 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 resurfacing works are planned to start on 27 May and will be carried out during weekdays in separate phases in order to minimise disruption to the public. On some traffic sensitive routes, work may be carried out under nightshift to minimise the impact on traffic. Most roads affected will be fully or significantly resurfaced with a select few being only partially resurfaced or patched as required. There will also be some improvements to pedestrian facilities, traffic signal upgrades and renewal of some street furniture.
(download the original PDF here: LCCC response to tram extension consultation)
the most densely populated area in Scotland
a place for people, not a transport corridor
Leith Central Community Council’s response to City of Edinburgh’s consultation on the Tram Extension to Newhaven
(Unless otherwise noted all comments below refer to Leith Walk only, from London Road north.) Continue reading
What’s it all about?
A proposal for ‘residential development (class 9 and sui generis flats) together with commercial space (including class 1, 2 and 4) and associated works at the site of the John Lewis depot, Bonnington Road Lane, Edinburgh, EH6 5BJ, for the John Lewis Partnership’
What’s happening just now?
- Presentation to Leith Central CC on Monday 18 September
- LCCC meets at 7pm at McDonald Road library.
- Public event on Tuesday 5th September
- 3pm to 8pm, at the McDonald Road Library
Montagu Evans informed us about the public event, and sent this site-plan. (Click the thumbnail to see the full-sized PDF.)