(adapted from an email sent by Michael Motion of the Leith Programme at 15:58 on 2017_03_16)
Phase 4 update (Pilrig Street to McDonald Road)
The upgrade of the Pilrig Street junction is now complete, and the junction has been re-opened to traffic as of 16th March. Works will now continue on Leith Walk as part of the Pilrig Street to MacDonald Road phase of the Leith Programme. The footpath up to Middlefield and outside Sainsbury’s, and completion of outstanding Crighton Place works, which were previously delayed due to Scottish Water infrastructure works, will be the focus over the coming weeks. The Leith Programme Phase 4 end date remains summer 2017.
In addition to the above, and commencing as of Monday 27th March, CEC will be installing a number of planters and trees to Leith Walk at various locations north of Pilrig Street. Continue reading
Click to download: 2017_02_20 agenda
These were approved at the November meeting. (There was no October meeting).
Click to download: 2016_09_19-final
The following information has been provided via Cllr Nick Gardner (t. 0131 529 3282; e. Nick.Gardner@edinburgh.gov.uk) by CEC’s Transport Design and Delivery section within Traffic & Engineering Services. At this point it is not clear whether the contract will complete for both north- and south-bound carriageways between Brunswick and Picardy by 7 December, as stated in CEC’s stakeholder communication 90 of 21 October 2016
This is the fourth update on the patching works for Leith Walk which started on Sunday 23rd October 2016.
Works have progressed well again this week with the contractor safely negotiating the difficult works at the London Road Roundabout which has inevitably slowed progress down due to the requirement to reset various pieces of ironwork and carry out trial holes and plane the carriageway in two layers to ensure they avoided coming into contact with the London Road Air Raid shelter located on the west side of Antigua Street and under the roundabout itself.
The programme is still ahead of schedule and has now completed sections 6, 7, 5 and 4 (London Road to Annandale Street) and will commence section 3 tomorrow night (Thursday 10/11).
As part of the ongoing management process of patching contracts such as this we are currently assessing the remainder of the works to ensure best value is achieved and whether alternative methods would be better suited to complete the works. I will be in a better position to provide an update on this by next week’s update.
Next week, and in line with previous week’s timings, operations will start at 7.00pm on the evening of Sunday 13th November on the south bound carriageway from Montgomery Street to London Road and continue through to Thursday 17th November including a newly identified section on Leopold Place.
Again, all noisy operations (jackhammers, planers etc.) will be completed by 10.00 o’clock and all operations concluding by 2.00am at the latest.
As ever, please be assured that every effort is continuing to be made complete these works as soon as practicable.
(adapted from an email sent by Alan Dean, Partnership Development Officer, sent on 2016_09_27 at 16:36)
We would like to inform you that the draft TRO and RSO for the next phase of the Leith Programme, Brunswick Street to Montgomery Street, have now been formally advertised. The Orders have been advertised in accordance with statutory requirements and details are viewable on the Council’s website or in person at the City Chambers on the High Street. Please click here to see the details of the proposals contained in both draft Orders. Continue reading
(adapted from an email sent by Alan Dean, Partnership Development Officer, sent on 2016_08_04 at 15:08)
Appointment of contractor announcement
Following the conclusion of the procurement process for Phase 4 of the Leith Programme, we are pleased to announce that the contractor who will be responsible for delivering the Pilrig Street to McDonald Road section of our improvement works will be Land Engineering Ltd. It is planned that they will mobilise on site in late August to allow construction to start in September 2016. As previously highlighted, it is anticipated that the works will last around 10 months with a planned completion date expected in Summer 2017. More details will follow in a future update. Continue reading
Leith Central CC is concerned that the new LED lighting in Dalmeny Street, Iona Street and Sloan Street is unhelpful, if not dangerous. In an attempt to save £10m – worthwhile of itself – CEC has replaced the former style of bulbs with LED lights. Continue reading