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Big changes to Leith Walk tramworks from 2nd Feb

The Trams to Newhaven team have published updated guidance on the second phase of works starting from Wednesday 2nd February 2022.

Please check out their news article for the whole story and how you’ll be impacted.

The following will impact road traffic including cars, buses and bicycles.

Road flipping on the Walk

The current city-bound running lane on Leith Walk will close and traffic will be diverted to the new road surface on the west side from Manderston Street.

Road openings from Leith Walk

  • Pilrig Street – access to and from Pilrig Street will be reintroduced heading south (ie going towards Leith Walk)
  • Steads Place – access to and from Steads Place will be reintroduced heading south (ie going towards Leith Walk)

Road Closures from Leith Walk

  • Dalmeny Street – as part of site set up there will be no access to Dalmeny Street from Leith Walk.
  • Iona Street – as part of site set up a full closure will be implemented.
  • Lorne Street – as part of site set up a full closure will be implemented.
  • Manderston Street – as part of site set up there will be no access to Manderston Street from Leith Walk.

Again, please check out the Trams Team’s full update for details and other changes.

Proposed Carriageway Resurfacing Works – Summer 2019/20

(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.

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