Public utility works: Leith Area

(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.transport@edinburgh.gov.uk

Please note: all correspondence should be sent to Northeast.transport@edinburgh.gov.uk

LCCC September approved minutes

Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Leith Central Community Council, held in Nelson Hall, McDonald Road library on Monday 17 September at 7:00pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision.

In the chair’s and vice-chair’s absences, the meeting was chaired by the secretary. Continue reading

Scottish Power project at Shrubhill Substation, Dryden Gait

(adapted from an email from SP Energy Networks)

SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is responsible for delivering a reliable, consistent and safe electricity supply to customers. Ongoing investment and reinforcement ensures this is provided effectively and as part of our ongoing programme we plan to commence a replacement project at Shrubhill Substation, Dryden Gait within Leith Walk Ward.

Our Stakeholder Engagement Strategy is an important aspect of any project as we liaise with the local community in an effort to inform them of any proposed activity which may affect them. Part of this ongoing process is to provide information to the local elected members, community council and the wider community.

The work involves the installation of a 275 kV transformer and associated equipment which will include the demolition and removal of the ageing substation infrastructure being replaced. All activity will occur within the confines of the substation and the delivery of the new transformer is scheduled in October 2018.

It is anticipated that work will begin week commencing 11 June 2018 with the programme running on until around December 2018, barring unforeseen developments. As with any significant construction project, there will be different phases of activity.

SPEN are holding a drop-in information event for local residents which will take place between 3pm and 7:30 pm on Tuesday 29 May 2016 at Pilrig Bowling Club, Pilrig Gardens, Edinburgh, EH6 5AZ. Members of the project team will be present to provide information – an invitation is also extended to the members of Leith Central Community Council.

All parties involved in the activity will do the utmost to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the work as safely and quickly as possible.

Should you require any further information please contact Karen MacGregor or Colin Wylie by email (colin.wylie@spenergynetworks.co.uk) or phone on 0141 614 3231 or 07516 461129.

Colin Wylie
Community Relations, Major Projects, Ochil House, 10 Technology Avenue, Blantyre, G72 0HT
0141 614 1582 / 07808 000148
colin.wylie@spenergynetworks.co.uk