City of Edinburgh Council

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Traffic disruptions


Traffic disruptions are events that can affect traffic flow and may causes delays on your journey. These can be planned roadworks, unexpected incidents such as a car collision, or a special event resulting in a road closure.

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Map Road Location Details Start Time End Time
Click to view on map LEITH STREET A900 City Centre
Between Greenside Row and Picardy roundabout
Building contractor

Redevelopment of St James' area. http://www.edinburghstjames.com/
Various lane closures and contraflow arrangements. No right turn into or out of Greenside Row. St James' Place, Cathedral Lane and car parks also closed.
2015090108000001-Sep-2015
08:00
2020063016000030-Jun-2020
16:00
Click to view on map MEADOW LANE  Southside/Newington
From (and including) Buccleuch Place Lane to Buccleuch Street
Building contractor

To accommodate construction traffic for student housing.
Roads closed.
2016010408000004-Jan-2016
08:00
2017073116000031-Jul-2017
16:00
Click to view on map MOREDUNVALE ROAD  Liberton/Gilmerton
Upper Craigour to Craigour Drive
Building contractor

Flood prevention works. Completion date TBC.
Road closed westbound to westbound traffic. *From Monday 27/03/17 - road closed in both directions for 3 months*
2016020909000009-Feb-2016
09:00
2017072717000027-Jul-2017
17:00
Click to view on map WEST REGISTER STREET  City Centre
Between St Andrew Square and Register Place
Building contractor

Building development works.
Road closed.
2016042508000025-Apr-2016
08:00
2017083117000031-Aug-2017
17:00
Click to view on map LEITH WALK A900 Leith Walk
Between Pilrig Street and McDonald Road
City of Edinburgh Council

Leith Project phase 4. http://bit.ly/1H7LGfC
Lane closures and parking restrictions. Iona Street closed until July 2017. McDonald Road and Brunswick Road closed 02/05/17 for up to 10 weeks.
2016090507300005-Sep-2016
07:30
2017090118300001-Sep-2017
18:30
Click to view on map SEMPLE STREET  City Centre
East side at Fountainbridge junction
Building contractor

Development of former Farmfoods building.
Lane closure and parking restrictions. Pedestrian diversion as signed with temporary crossing facilities.
2016090508000005-Sep-2016
08:00
2018013117000031-Jan-2018
17:00
Click to view on map RIVERSDALE CRESCENT  Corstorphine/Murrayfield
Between Corstorphine Road and Riversdale Road
City of Edinburgh Council

Water of Leith flood prevention works.
Road closed.
2016100309000003-Oct-2016
09:00
2017073116000031-Jul-2017
16:00
Click to view on map - Unnamed Road -  Almond
Burnshot flyover at A90
City of Edinburgh Council

Unsafe bridge.
Flyover closed to all traffic. Cyclist and pedestrian diversion via A90 (N) off-slip - A90 underpass. Slip roads remain open, no restrictions between Kirkliston and *northbound* A90.
2016112800010028-Nov-2016
00:01
2018071723590017-Jul-2018
23:59
Click to view on map  
Duddingston area
SGN

Gas mains renewal project.
Roads closed (in turn) - Duddingston Rise, Duddingston View, Bingham Drive, Bailie Terrace, Bailie Grove, Bailie Path, Magdalane Gardens. Other lane and parking restrictions as signed.
2017010909000009-Jan-2017
09:00
2017083116000031-Aug-2017
16:00
Click to view on map TRINITY ROAD  Forth
Between Lower Granton Road and Primrose Bank Road
Scottish Water

Sewer construction.
Road closed.
2017032009300020-Mar-2017
09:30
2017072816000028-Jul-2017
16:00
Click to view on map GREENDYKES ROAD  Portobello/Craigmillar
Between Greendykes Drive and Niddrie House Avenue
SGN

Gas main renewal project.
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights as required.
2017040309000003-Apr-2017
09:00
2017071416000014-Jul-2017
16:00
Click to view on map LANG LOAN  Liberton/Gilmerton
As signed
Scottish Water

Water main installation.
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights.
2017041109000011-Apr-2017
09:00
2017062317000023-Jun-2017
17:00
Click to view on map LEITH STREET A900 City Centre
In its entirety
Various

Installation of gas, water and drainage services for St James' development.
Lane closures and contraflows. West footway closed at Princes Street, no left turn into Waterloo Place. Calton Road closed at Leith Street. Layout change at north end from 7pm 23/06/17 will mean *no bus stops* on Leith Street.
2017041706000017-Apr-2017
06:00
2017090323590003-Sep-2017
23:59
Click to view on map NEWTON CHURCH ROAD  Midlothian
Between Millerhill Road and Edmonstone Road
Building contractor

Housing development.
Road closed to through traffic.
2017041708000017-Apr-2017
08:00
2017122916000029-Dec-2017
16:00
Click to view on map MCDONALD ROAD  Leith Walk
At Leith Walk
City of Edinburgh Council

Leith Programme - carriageway and footway works, traffic signals upgrade.
Mcdonald Road and Brunswick Road closed at Leith Walk.
2017050209000002-May-2017
09:00
2017070716000007-Jul-2017
16:00
Click to view on map CASTLEHILL  City Centre
Between Lawnmarket and Castle Esplanade
Various

Delivery and installation of Tattoo stands.
Road closed (with the exception of vehicles displaying an appropriate pass).
2017050309300003-May-2017
09:30
2017103019000030-Oct-2017
19:00
Click to view on map DOUGLAS CRESCENT  City Centre
In its entirety
City of Edinburgh Council

Footway resurfacing.
Road closed to through traffic.
2017050809000008-May-2017
09:00
2017091516000015-Sep-2017
16:00
Click to view on map BURDIEHOUSE ROAD A701 Liberton/Gilmerton
Between Burdiehouse Square and Kaimes crossroads, including Old Burdiehouse Road, Frogston Road East and Howden Hall Road
SGN

Gas main renewal project.
Bus lane closures and parking restrictions as signed. 4-way temporary traffic lights at Kaimes crossroads from 24/06/17.
2017051709300017-May-2017
09:30
2017070717000007-Jul-2017
17:00
Click to view on map UPPER GRAY STREET  Southside/Newington
At Salisbury Place
City of Edinburgh Council

Refurbishment works for National Library.
Road closed to southbound through traffic. West footway closed.
2017052209300022-May-2017
09:30
2017120315300003-Dec-2017
15:30
Click to view on map BLACKFRIARS STREET  City Centre
Between New Skinner's Close and Cowgate
SGN

Old Town gas main renewal project.
Road closed to through traffic. Access / exit via High Street.
2017052408000024-May-2017
08:00
2017072416000024-Jul-2017
16:00
Click to view on map THE WISP A6106 Portobello/Craigmillar
Between Newcraighall Road and Millerhill Road
Scottish Power

Cable reinforcement project.
Rolling programme with lane closures and temporary traffic lights.
2017052909000029-May-2017
09:00
2017072517000025-Jul-2017
17:00
Click to view on map COWGATE  City Centre
Between the Pleasance and Blackfriars Street
SGN

Old Town gas main renewal project (phase 6 of 8). http://bit.ly/2pZGZQp
Road closed to westbound traffic. 3-way temporary traffic lights at St Mary's Street junction from 7am Thursday 22/06/17.
2017052909300029-May-2017
09:30
2017070216000002-Jul-2017
16:00
Click to view on map MEADOWBANK  Craigentinny/Duddingston
Meadowbank Terrace / London Road junction
City of Edinburgh Council

Junction upgrade works.
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights. Meadowbank Terrace and Meadowbank Avenue closed (except 1st - 9th July for Royal Week).
2017052909300029-May-2017
09:30
2017080415300004-Aug-2017
15:30
Click to view on map GILMERTON ROAD A772 Liberton/Gilmerton
At Liberton Road
Building contractor

Development works.
South footway closed for ~4 weeks, then east footway on Liberton Road closed for 4 weeks. Temporary pedestrian crossing at Nether Liberton Court.
2017053009300030-May-2017
09:30
2017072816000028-Jul-2017
16:00
Click to view on map BELFORD ROAD  City Centre
At Lynedoch Place Lane
City of Edinburgh Council

Subsidence inspection - footpath closed as signed.
2017060109300001-Jun-2017
09:30
2017062717300027-Jun-2017
17:30
Click to view on map WARRISTON ROAD  Inverleith
Between Ferry Road and Warriston crematorium
City of Edinburgh Council

Forestry works.
Lane and parking restrictions as signed (each Sunday only).
2017060408000004-Jun-2017
08:00
2017062517000025-Jun-2017
17:00
Click to view on map ST LEONARD S STREET  Southside/Newington
At Lutton Place
City of Edinburgh Council

Footway works.
Lane closures / contraflow (2-way traffic maintained). Temporary traffic lights when necessary.
2017060509000005-Jun-2017
09:00
2017072117000021-Jul-2017
17:00
Click to view on map HAWES BRAE B924 City of Edinburgh


Cruise liner visits 12/06, 15/06, 26/06 and 27/06. Parking restrictions as signed on Hawes Brae, Edinburgh Road and Hawes car park.
2017061205000012-Jun-2017
05:00
2017062718000027-Jun-2017
18:00
Click to view on map RESTALRIG ROAD  Leith
North side of junction with Blackie Road / East Restalrig Terrace
Scottish Power

Cable jointing (excavation requrired across carriageway).
Lane closures and 4-way temporary traffic lights proposed.
2017061209300012-Jun-2017
09:30
2017062316000023-Jun-2017
16:00
Click to view on map LIBERTON ROAD A701 Liberton/Gilmerton
Between Gilmerton Road and Mid Liberton
Building contractor

Development works (work re-sited from Gilmerton Road).
Lane closures and temporary pedestrian crossing facilities. East footway closed.
2017061209300012-Jun-2017
09:30
2017063016000030-Jun-2017
16:00
Click to view on map GREENDYKES ROAD  Portobello/Craigmillar
Near Niddrie Marischal Place
Scottish Power

Cable connections.
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights. West footway closed.
2017061210000012-Jun-2017
10:00
2017062316000023-Jun-2017
16:00
Click to view on map GREENBANK CRESCENT  Meadows/Morningside
At Greenbank Loan
SGN

Gas leak repairs.
Lane closures.
2017061210000012-Jun-2017
10:00
2017071016000010-Jul-2017
16:00
Click to view on map OLD DALKEITH ROAD A7 Liberton/Gilmerton
Between Cameron Toll and Kingston Avenue
City of Edinburgh Council

Carriageway resurfacing.
Overnight lane closures, parking restrictions and temporary traffic lights. Walter Scott Avenue closed at Old Dalkeith Road. 7pm - 7am each night.
2017061219000012-Jun-2017
19:00
2017071407000014-Jul-2017
07:00
Click to view on map - Unnamed Road -  Midlothian
U64 CAULDCOATS ROAD
Scottish Power

Mains installation.
Road closed. Traffic and pedestrian diversion via Millerhill Road - The Wisp - Newcraighall Road - Whitehill Road.
2017061308000013-Jun-2017
08:00
2017072116000021-Jul-2017
16:00
Click to view on map FOUNTAINBRIDGE  Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
At Gardner's Crescent
Building contractor

Building maintenance works.
Lane closures and 3-way temporary lights. 6am - 2pm each day over 2 consecutive weekends.
2017061706000017-Jun-2017
06:00
2017062514000025-Jun-2017
14:00
Click to view on map INGLISTON ROAD  Almond


Royal Highland Show preparations. Ingliston Road closed northbound at the A8. Please allow extra time for airport journeys.
2017061707000017-Jun-2017
07:00
2017062617000026-Jun-2017
17:00
Click to view on map RANDOLPH PLACE  City Centre
At Randolph Lane
Utility company

Installation of cables and ducting by McNicholas.
Lane closures and parking restrictions.
2017061909000019-Jun-2017
09:00
2017062317000023-Jun-2017
17:00
Click to view on map QUEENSFERRY STREET LANE  City Centre
At Queensferry Street
Telecomms company

Virgin Media cable works.
Road closed to through traffic.
2017061909300019-Jun-2017
09:30
2017062315300023-Jun-2017
15:30
Click to view on map TELFORD ROAD A902 Inverleith
At Groathill Road North
BT

Cable duct works.
3-way temporary traffic lights (manually controlled during peak times).
2017061909300019-Jun-2017
09:30
2017062317300023-Jun-2017
17:30
Click to view on map DUNDAS STREET  City Centre
Between Fettes Row and Northumberland Street
City of Edinburgh Council

Carriageway resurfacing and installation of cylce lanes.
Lane closures / contraflow maintaining 2-way traffic. Phases 1/2 - Cumberland Street closed. Phases 3/4 - Great King Street closed. *Stop/Go boards early afternoon Wednesday 21/06/17*
2017061909300019-Jun-2017
09:30
2017071416000014-Jul-2017
16:00
Click to view on map OXGANGS BRAE  Colinton/Fairmilehead
Between Oxgangs Broadway and Oxgangs Path
Building contractor

Construction works.
West footway closed.
2017061909300019-Jun-2017
09:30
2017062316300023-Jun-2017
16:30
Click to view on map DUNDEE STREET  Sighthill/Gorgie
Between Henderson Terrace and West Approach Road
Scottish Power

Cabling works for JC Decaux.
Lane and parking restrictions.
2017061909300019-Jun-2017
09:30
2017062315300023-Jun-2017
15:30
Click to view on map NEWCRAIGHALL ROAD A6095 Portobello/Craigmillar
At the rail bridge west of Newcraighall village
Network Rail

Bridge inspection.
Road closed 10pm - 6am for 4 nights.
2017061922000019-Jun-2017
22:00
2017062306000023-Jun-2017
06:00
Click to view on map MAGDALA CRESCENT  City Centre
Between Haymarket Terrace and Eglinton Crescent
Scottish Power

Cable and ducting installation for new substation.
Road closed and citybound lane closure on West Coates / Haymarket Terrace.
2017062009000020-Jun-2017
09:00
2017071116000011-Jul-2017
16:00
Click to view on map - Motorway - M9 West Lothian
At J2 (Philpstoun)
Amey

Carriageway and drainage works.
Eastbound offslip closed 8pm - 6am for 4 nights. Diversion via M9 (E) to J1A - M90 (N) - Echline - A904 (W) - B8046.
2017062020000020-Jun-2017
20:00
2017062406000024-Jun-2017
06:00
Click to view on map DUDDINGSTON PARK A6106 Portobello/Craigmillar
At Durham Place Lane
BT

Works finished.
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights.
2017062107000021-Jun-2017
07:00
2017062318000023-Jun-2017
18:00
Click to view on map DUNDEE STREET  Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
At Viewforth
Building contractor

Boroughmuir High School development works.
Lane closures and 3-way temporary traffic lights.
2017062112300021-Jun-2017
12:30
2017062416000024-Jun-2017
16:00
Click to view on map  
CITYWIDE


Edinburgh International Film Festival - https://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/
2017062119000021-Jun-2017
19:00
2017070223000002-Jul-2017
23:00
Click to view on map WEST PORT  City Centre
At Kings Stables Road
Scottish Water

Repairs to leaking pipe. Completion date TBC.
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights.
2017062119000021-Jun-2017
19:00
2017062316000023-Jun-2017
16:00
Click to view on map  
INGLISTON AREA


Royal Highland Show. Local event traffic management around showground. Hallyards Road closed and Ingliston Road closed northbound from A8. Temporary 40mph speed restriction on Glasgow Road. Please allow extra time for airport journeys.
2017062207000022-Jun-2017
07:00
2017062523590025-Jun-2017
23:59
Click to view on map LEITH WALK A900 City Centre
Just outside Courtyard Hotel
Scottish Power

Removal of a substation.
Lane closures as signed on both London Road & Leith Walk. Temporary pedestrain walkway in place.
2017062208000022-Jun-2017
08:00
2017062617300026-Jun-2017
17:30
Click to view on map WHITEHILL ROAD  Portobello/Craigmillar
T-junction east of Porsche garage
BT

Carriageway excavation to clear blocked cable ducts.
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights.
2017062209300022-Jun-2017
09:30
2017062616000026-Jun-2017
16:00
Click to view on map MAGDALENE DRIVE  Portobello/Craigmillar
At Baille Grove
SGN

Gas main works.
Temporary traffic lights.
2017062209300022-Jun-2017
09:30
2017070617300006-Jul-2017
17:30
Click to view on map SLATEFORD ROAD A70 Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
At Primrose Terrace
Scottish Water

Water quality investigation.
Off-peak lane closures and 2-way temporary traffic lights.
2017062209300022-Jun-2017
09:30
2017062316000023-Jun-2017
16:00
Click to view on map INFIRMARY STREET  City Centre
At Cowgate
SGN

Old Town gas main renewal project.
No left into the Cowgate.
2017062308000023-Jun-2017
08:00
2017070216000002-Jul-2017
16:00
Click to view on map CANNING STREET  City Centre
Between Atholl Crescent Lane and Atholl Exchange
Telecomms company

Installation of cables and ducting.
Road closed.
2017062309000023-Jun-2017
09:00
2017062417000024-Jun-2017
17:00
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