(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
Please note: all correspondence should be sent to Northeast.email@example.com
(from an email from Edinburgh Council, time-stamped Wed, 3 Jul 2019 at 15:51)
I write to provide an update to my ongoing carriageway resurfacing programme in and around Leith prior to the commencement of the work to extend the tram to Newhaven.
Works on site at Pilrig Street junction, Dalmeny Street and East London Street are due to complete at the end of next week (Friday 12 July) after which time the main contractor has a company recess for 2 weeks.
On returning to site on the 29 July, the work to redesign the junction at Duke Street and Easter Road will fully commence (some preparatory work will take place next week) while the majority of work ongoing elsewhere will be predominantly carriageway resurfacing work.
To this effect, please find below a basic table detailing the proposed locations, dates and traffic management for the resurfacing work and I have also attached the full programme in the form of a Gantt chart. I will caveat this and remind everyone that dates are approximate as any delays can have a knock on effect, however the order of work should remain the same and I will update EdinTravel as works progress.
I will also explain that the programme has extended due to additional work being requested and some issues on site with traffic signal installations however the main resurfacing work should throw up little in the way of unforeseen delays and there will be no further additional work included in the programme unless it is deemed important and we create space in the existing programme. We also remain in full contact with the team leading the Tram extension with regards their preparatory work and start date.
As before, residents and traders will receive notices prior to the start of work in their area with more specific details, and I will forward a copy of these notices on as appropriate. If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
|Month||Date (Duration)||Location||Time||Proposed Traffic Management|
|July||9 (2 days)||East London Street||Day||Road Closure|
|29 (7 days)||North Leith Sands||Day||Road Closure|
|29 (35 days)||Duke Street R’about Redesign||Day||Retain roundabout as long as possible|
|August||7 (5 days)||Great Junction Street||Day||Southbound loop using Henderson?|
|7 (9 days)||Duncan Place||Day||Road Closure|
|8 (21 days)||Links Place Traffic Islands||Day||Road Narrowing|
|15 (4 days)||Gordon Street||Day||Road Closure|
|20 (3 days)||Ocean Drive||Day||Road Closure.1 side at a time.|
|20 (12 days)||Pilrig Street||Day||Road Closure in 2 phases|
|26 (6 days)||Annandale Street||Day||Road Closure|
|September||2 (12 days)||Bonnington Road||Night||Road Closure in 2 phases|
|9 (5 days)||Broughton Street||Night||Road Closure|
|18 (12 days)||Newhaven Road||Night||Road Closure in 2 phases|
|20 (21 days)||Easter Road||Night||Phased road closures, road narrowing|
|October||10 (12 days)||Broughton Road||Night||Road Closure in 2 phases|
|17 (2 days)||East Hermitage Pl Junction||Night||3 phase TTL’s – Close Links Gdns|
|28 (5 days)||Portland Place||Night||Eastbound Closure using Ocean Drive|
|28 (10 days)||Links Place||Night||Road Closure in 2 phases|
|November||4 (6 days)||Academy Street||Night||Road closure, Duke St eastbound closure|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.