MInutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only meeting with Drum Properties, held via Zoom on Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 7:30pm
Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting (Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 30 July 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading
(copied from a letter from Trams to Newhaven)
Date 10 February 2020
Notification of start of construction work
Construction works to take trams to Newhaven will commence from Newhaven to Melrose Drive on 6 March 2020 and are scheduled to be completed by Summer 2021. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. All parking and loading on Lindsay Road, Melrose Drive and North Leith Sands will be suspended.
Works will also commence on Ocean Drive, at the front of Ocean Terminal, on 13 March 2020, scheduled to be completed by Autumn 2020. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. All parking and loading on Ocean Drive and Ocean Way will be suspended. Please note that Ocean Terminal will remain open as usual and access to the car parks will be maintained.
The full construction programme can be viewed on the project website – www.tramstonewhaven.co.uk.
Fencing will be erected in order to establish the construction site which will take approximately two weeks. During this period there will also be further site investigation works undertaken.
Information boards and directional signage will be displayed once the fencing has been erected and the construction site has been established.
Following site set up, Sacyr, Farrans, Neopul (SFN), and Morrison Utility Services (MUS) roles will involve excavation of the road to allow utility diversions, tracklaying, installation of tram infrastructure, public realm improvements, and heritage and archaeology works.
Construction site working hours are Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm.
Ail works will be undertaken in line with the Code of Construction Practice which details, amongst other things, acceptable levels of noise and vibration. The Code of Construction Practice can be found on the project website – www.tramstonewhaven.co.uk.
There will be diversions to your bus services during construction. Full details will be available at www.lothianbuses.com and via the Transport for Edinburgh App.
There will be no changes to your bin collection arrangements.
Other associated work will also be taking place at the following locations:
- Foot of the Walk to Coatfield Lane — works are continuing and scheduled to be completed by Spring 2021.
- Queen Charlotte Street to Constitution Place — works are continuing and scheduled to be completed by Autumn 2020.
- Leith Walk — enabling works are continuing and main construction works will commence 28 March 2020 scheduled to be completed by Summer 2021.
Traffic management arrangements have been approved jointly with members of the city’s Traffic Management Review Panel, including Lothian Buses and the emergency services, and these will be in place from 6 March 2020 for Newhaven to Melrose Drive and 13 March 2020 for Ocean Drive. Access through the site will be maintained for emergency services at all times. Diversion routes and advanced warning signage will be erected in the vicinity for information and detailed drawings for these can be found on the Trams to Newhaven website.
The project will assess the traffic management arrangement throughout the construction period and make amends where required.
To keep up to date with the project’s progress and news, sign up to our mailing list at www.tramstonewhaven.co.uk.
Considerate Contractor Scheme
SFN and MUS both follow the principles of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which requires a firm focus on outstanding management, efficiency, awareness of local environmental issues, and a genuine consideration for neighbours and the community.
During the time that the above works are being undertaken, all efforts will be made to minimise disruption and inconvenience to residents and businesses. Further details can be found at
Trams to Newhaven Team
(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.
These were downloaded from http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/tramstonewhaven and are presumably © their creators and/or Edinburgh Council.
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