Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held at McDonald Road library on Monday 20 January 2020 at 7:00pm Continue reading
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (No 1 Construction Phase), at 200 Bonnington Rd, on Thursday 30 January at 5:30pm Continue reading
Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held at McDonald Road library on Monday 16 December 2019 at 7:00pm Continue reading
adapted from an email from Trams to Newhaven. For more information, please see their latest Project Newsletter.
Please note that construction work on the Trams to Newhaven project will pause for Christmas and New Year from 5.00pm on 20 December 2019 until 7.00am on Monday 6 January 2020.
All open excavations on Constitution Street have been backfilled with sand to protect the ground conditions. Footways have been reinstated where possible and the majority of traffic management on Leith Walk will be removed, with barriers remaining around street lighting columns and build-outs.
During the festive period, we will secure all construction site entry and exit gates using a coded padlock. All emergency services have been given the code should they need to gain access and the site will be inspected twice a day.
The scaffolding at the South Leith Parish Church wall will remain in place over the festive period and will be inspected regularly.
Our contact centre opening hours over the period are:
- Saturday 21st December 2019 – Monday 23rd December 2019 8:00am to 8:00pm
- Tuesday 24th December 2019 & Tuesday 31st December 2019 8:00am to 6:00pm
- Friday 27th December 2019 – Monday 30th December 2019 8:00am to 8:00pm
- Friday 3rd January 2020 – Sunday 5th January 2020 8:00am to 8:00pm
How to contact the project
The contact centre will be closed on the following days although calls will be auto-forwarded to the on-call team:
- Wednesday 25th December 2019
- Thursday 26th December 2019
- Wednesday 1st January 2020
- Thursday 2nd January 2020
The operating times for the Mitchell St logistics hub over the period are:
- 21st, 22nd, 23rd = 8.00am – 6.00pm
- 24th December = 8.00am – 3.00pm
- 25th and 26th December = CLOSED
- 27th, 28th = 8.00am – 6.00pm
- 29th = Sunday closure
- 30th December = 8.00am – 6.00pm
- 31st December = 8.00am – 3.00pm
- 1st, 2nd January = CLOSED
- 3rd January = 8.00am – 6.00pm
- 4th January = 8.00am – 3.00pm
- 5th January – Sunday closure
Traffic management maintenance crews will be operational 24/7 over the Christmas period.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in contact.
Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Leith Community Education Centre on Monday 21 October 2019 at 7:30pm Continue reading
(with thanks to the Trams to Newhaven team for supplying the map. Constitution St is not in LCCC’s area, but this information may be relevant to LCCC residents and businesses.)
Further to the post about forthcoming tram-work on Constitution St, Lothian Buses has issued this map of bus-stop and bus-route changes in the area. Click the graphic to see the full-size PDF.
(adapted from an email from the Trams to Newhaven project. Constitution St is not in LCCC’s area, but LCCC residents and businesses may wish to know the following.)
The Tram to Newhaven project team is hosting a drop-in event on Thursday 7 November from 12pm – 7.30pm at South Leith Parish Church where residents and businesses can come and meet the team who can answer any queries they might have about the planned works.
The first phase of work to take trams to Newhaven will start on Constitution Street on 18 November 2019. Continue reading
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, at 200 Bonnington Road, on Thursday 26 September 2019 at 5:30pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Continue reading
Ground and Site Investigation Works update
(adapted from an email from Graham Hall (CEC Senior Transport Team Leader) to Leith ward and Leith Walk ward councillors; with thanks to the councillor that forwarded it to community councils. Unfortunately, this only reached LCCC’s webmaster today [19 July].)
As you will be no doubt aware, The City of Edinburgh Council is carrying out significant pre-tram surfacing works in wards 12 and 13 at the current time via our Transport Design and Delivery section who have McLay’s Ltd carrying out numerous projects in preparation for the Tram extension works which are due to commence later this year.
In addition to these works City Fibre have started their programme to install fibre to the home in the area as well as the other utility providers continuing their business as usual.
It has been agreed with the CEC project manager (Steven Blacklaw) that the locality will coordinate these works around his significant programme to avoid conflict with different sets of work. As McLays Ltd are based in Airdrie and traditionally close down for the Glasgow Fayre fortnight commencing on the 12th of July I have delayed various utility works commencing until McLay’s have closed their sites down and to prevent additional pressure on the road network. The works below have been approved for the period 14th July 2019 to 30 July 2019 to avoid any conflict with the CEC programme.
Whilst there will no doubt be some form of delay caused by the various works, please be assured that every effort has been made to minimise disruption utilising the quieter school holiday period whilst still ensuring these works are completed before CEC’s contractor returns to recommence his programme. Please also note that where required, any works which may present significant disruption have been discussed and approved at the City Wide Traffic Management Group to ensure the most effective traffic management is employed.
Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call on the number below.
|Utility||Location||Nature of works||Works Start||Finish||Traffic Management|
|City Fibre||Salamander Street||Installing new fibre optic cable||TBC||TBC||Two way temporary traffic signals|
|City Fibre||East Hermitage Place||Installing new fibre optic cable||14/07/2019||17/07/2019||Three way temporary traffic signals|
|Scottish Power||Albert Street||Main Cable repair||15/07/2019||19/07/2019||Parking Restriction only|
|Scottish Power||Constitution Street||Install new service||19/07/2019||23/07/2019||Parking Restriction only|
|Scottish Power||Pilrig Street at Dryden Street||Excavate footway to replace joint||TBC||TBC||Parking Restriction only|
|Scottish Gas Networks||Newhaven Road at Graham Street||Install new connection to gas main||14/07/2019||30/07/2019||Three way temporary traffic signals|
|Scottish Gas Networks||North Junction Street at Ferry Road||Replace existing gas main||14/07/2019||30/07/2019||Three way temporary traffic signals|
|Virgin Media||Lindsay Road at Sandpiper Drive||Install new service||15/07/2019||19/07/2019||Lane restrictions and local diversion|
Graham Hall – FIHE – Senior Transport Team Leader – Place – City of Edinburgh Council – North East Locality, 101 Niddrie Mains Rd, Edinburgh, EH16 4DS – Tel: 0131 469 3926 – Northeast.firstname.lastname@example.org
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