Leith Central residents, visitors and businesses might want to be aware of the TRO proposals to do with the tram-works. LCCC understands that formal consultations are likely to start in early September (lasting 28 days).
TRO drawings for the full route are available on the Trams Project website, but for convenience here are the ones covering Leith Central’s area. Click any thumbnail to access the full-size PDF.
(adapted from an email from Michael Motion of Leith Programme Project Team, sent at 11:54 on 2017_11_23)
In our last communication (27th October) we explained that the Contractor would be commencing the making good of defective works within remote worksites on Leith Walk. This work is progressing well and we have taken the opportunity to also make good some defects in the work carried out during Phase 2 of the Leith Programme between the Foot of the Walk and Dalmeny Street.
Our current programme is as follows:
Replace bus shelter and install bus tracker at Albert Street – Complete
Phase 2 remedial works as above – Due to complete by 24th November
Make good surfacing to the southbound bus stop bypass at Shrubhill – Due to complete by 1st December
Resolve ponding issue to Brunswick Street cycleway – Due to complete by 1st December
Remove temporary footway ramps at Iona Street and Albert Street – Due to complete by 1st December
General making good works to kerbs and road/footway chambers – Due to complete by 1st December
Thank you for bearing with us as we complete these works.
(adapted from an email from Michael Motion, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure, Leith Programme Project Team, on 2017_09_27 at 16:35)
As you may be aware, the Outline Business Case for taking trams to Newhaven was approved on the 21st of September by the City of Edinburgh Council. You can see the Outline Business Case and the supporting report here under Reports and item 8·4.
A comprehensive tendering process will now get under way to secure a potential contractor partner for the project, with councillors due to make a final decision on taking the tram to Newhaven in autumn 2018 to allow construction to start in early 2019. Continue reading →