Stakeholder Update 93: Phase 4 (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road) and Phase 5 Traffic Regulation Order (Brunswick Street to Montgomery Street)

(adapted from an email from Michael Motion, of Turner & Townsend Limited, sent on 17 January 2017 at 12:55) This post is not written by Leith Central Community Council, does not necessarily reflect LCCC’s opinions and policies, and is for information only. 

The contractor commenced back on site on 5th January, carrying out site set-up on Iona Street as before and stakeholder communication, following which the works to the Pilrig Street junction commenced with a closure of Pilrig Street as of the 9th January for a period of around 8 weeks (early March completion).  These works will also include works to the Iona Street junction and the surfacing of Leith Walk at these junctions.  This will be the main focus of our Contractors’ work at this time as we seek to minimise disruption to pedestrians and traffic by opening a number of work sites concurrently.  Work sites will then progress south on Leith Walk from Pilrig Street to McDonald Road as originally envisaged, with any additional work sites being opened only where it is felt there is a benefit to the Project without adversely affecting the use of the street.

Progress towards the end of last year was disrupted by 3rd party utility operations, and we will again be required to accommodate their works during the course of the Phase 4 Contract, while trying at all times to minimise the impact on the Programme.

A report detailing the responses from the statutory consultation on the Leith Programme Phase 5 will be considered at the Transport and Environment Committee on 17 January.  Continue reading

Leith Walk patching update – Week 6

(Adapted from an email sent to cllr Nick Gardner at 01:37 on 2016_11_25.)

This is the sixth and final update on the patching works for Leith Walk.

Resurfacing works will finish tonight and  have completed sections 2,3,4,5,6 and 7.

Due to a combination of Scottish Gas Networks (SGN) continuing presence on Section 1 (Brunswick Street and Montgomery Street) and proposed excavation works at the junction of Annandale Street due to take place in February/March 2017, surfacing was not possible in Section 1 and at the junction of Annandale Street. These works will require to be carried out after SGN have vacated the site and once the excavation works are completed.

As such the works are now concluded and the area has now been passed back to the City Centre Roads team based at 329 High Street.

Through the course of the works (Sunday 23rd October to Friday the 25th November) we have been able to deliver approximately 3000 m2 of carriageway patching in a five week period averaging over 120 m2 per night through areas requiring intensive and challenging traffic management set-ups.

I have attached a couple of photographs of the site before and after to give some indication of the end result of the works.

(Please note that these images were supplied at very low resolution.) 

Gayfield Place at the junction with Gayfield Square
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Elm Row looking south from Montgomery Street junction
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Haddington Place bus stop
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Stakeholder Update 91: Drop-in Surgery Invitation and Pilrig Street Junction Upgrade Latest

Adapted from an email sent by Alan Dean, Partnership Development Officer, sent on 2016_10_26 at 16:48.

Leith Central CC wishes to highlight the major delay to Pilrig St junction improvements – work will now not start until JANUARY 2017.  Continue reading