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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 ST ANDREW SQUARE  City Centre
South side of St Andrew Square and South St David Street
Building contractor

Redevelopment of 3 - 8 St Andrew Square.
Lane and footway closures as signed. Other ad-hoc arrangements as required for removal of spoil, delivery of materials etc. South leg of Square closed 01/06/16 - 30/07/16 and 05/09/16 - 23/10/16.
20140602080000Jun 2, 2014
08:00
20170531235900May 31, 2017
23:59
Click to view on map YORK LANE  City Centre
Between York Place and Dublin Street Lane South
Building contractor

Site compound for development of 44 York Place.
Road closed. Pedestrian access maintained.
20140927080000Sep 27, 2014
08:00
20160708235900Jul 8, 2016
23:59
Click to view on map WEST COLLEGE STREET  City Centre
In its entirety
Building contractor

Development works at Law School.
Road closed.
20150316080000Mar 16, 2015
08:00
20160813160000Aug 13, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map LEITH WALK A900 Leith Walk
Haddington Place (between Annandale Street and McDonald Road)
Building contractor

Building development work.
Northbound lane closure and parking restrictions to accommodate temporary pedestrian walkway.
20150420000100Apr 20, 2015
00:01
20160718235900Jul 18, 2016
23:59
Click to view on map VIEWFORTH  Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
Between Dundee Street and Gilmore Place
Building contractor

Construction work for new Boroughmiur High School.
Road closed to through traffic.
20150504090000May 4, 2015
09:00
20160715160000Jul 15, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map GLASGOW ROAD A8 Drum Brae/Gyle
At Gogar junction
Network Rail

Construction of new Gogar train station and underpass through A8. http://bit.ly/1Gg1ZEt
Lane closures on approach to and through Gogar junction.
20150513100000May 13, 2015
10:00
20160729160000Jul 29, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map LEITH STREET A900 City Centre
In its entirety
Various

Redevelopment of St James area. http://www.edinburghstjames.com/
Varying traffic restrictions.
20150901100000Sep 1, 2015
10:00
20200630160000Jun 30, 2020
16:00
Click to view on map DALGETY ROAD  Craigentinny/Duddingston
Between Marionville Road and Dalgety Street
Building contractor

Building development works
Road closed
20150928000100Sep 28, 2015
00:01
20170328235900Mar 28, 2017
23:59
Click to view on map CIRCUS PLACE  City Centre
Between Howe Street & Royal Circus
City of Edinburgh Council

Carriageway reconstruction.
Road closed to through traffic. *EXpected to re-open evening of Thursday 30/06/16 with temporary traffic lights remaining at Howe Street junction.
20150929090000Sep 29, 2015
09:00
20160728160000Jul 28, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map INVERLEITH ROW B901 Inverleith
Between Inverleith Place and Ferry Road
City of Edinburgh Council

Footway resurfacing.
Lane and parking restrictions.
20151012090000Oct 12, 2015
09:00
20160708160000Jul 8, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map CATHEDRAL LANE  City Centre
in its entirety
Scottish Power

Cable works for St James Centre redevelopment.
Road closed.
20151019080000Oct 19, 2015
08:00
20161231235900Dec 31, 2016
23:59
Click to view on map CALTON ROAD  City Centre
At Leith Street
City of Edinburgh Council

Structural damage following RTC.
Road closed to through traffic.
20160101000100Jan 1, 2016
00:01
20160730235900Jul 30, 2016
23:59
Click to view on map NEW STREET  City Centre
Between East Market Street and Canongate
Building contractor

Building development.
Road closed southbound.
20160101080000Jan 1, 2016
08:00
20160730170000Jul 30, 2016
17:00
Click to view on map LEITH STREET A900 City Centre
Between Greenside Row and Picardy roundabout
Building contractor

Various works associated with St James redevelopment.
Northbound carriageway closed, contraflow on southbound side. No right turn out of Greenside Row.
20160104050000Jan 4, 2016
05:00
20161231180000Dec 31, 2016
18:00
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.
20160104080000Jan 4, 2016
08:00
20170731160000Jul 31, 2017
16:00
Click to view on map SOUTH GYLE BROADWAY  Drum Brae/Gyle
At Barratt Home site
Building contractor

New junction and carriageway resurfacing.
Lane closures / contraflow. Pedestrian crossing out of use from 30/05/16.
20160201090000Feb 1, 2016
09:00
20160729160000Jul 29, 2016
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. Road closed both directions 10am - 2pm Tuesday 21st June.
20160209090000Feb 9, 2016
09:00
20170708170000Jul 8, 2017
17:00
Click to view on map CHAMBERS STREET  City Centre
Between South Bridge and West College Street
City of Edinburgh Council

Public space improvements.
Narrow lanes / contraflow. No right turn out of Guthrie Street. Chambers Street closed 7pm - 6am Tuesday 05/07/16 for line marking and anti-skid surfacing.
20160222073000Feb 22, 2016
07:30
20160708163000Jul 8, 2016
16:30
Click to view on map ST JAMES PLACE  City Centre
At Cathedral Lane
Scottish Power

Cable works as part of St James redevelopment.
Road and footpath closed to through traffic.
20160423000100Apr 23, 2016
00:01
20161231235900Dec 31, 2016
23:59
Click to view on map WEST REGISTER STREET  City Centre
Between St Andrew Square and Register Place (at Cafe Royal)
Building contractor

Demolition works ahead of 'The Registers' development project. http://ow.ly/10m95L
Road closed to through traffic.
20160425000100Apr 25, 2016
00:01
20161031235900Oct 31, 2016
23:59
Click to view on map RUTLAND STREET  City Centre
In its entirety (working from Lothian Road end)
City of Edinburgh Council

Carriageway reconstruction works.
Lane closures and significant parking restrictions.
20160425093000Apr 25, 2016
09:30
20160826153000Aug 26, 2016
15:30
Click to view on map DEAN PATH  Inverleith
Between Ravelston Terrace and Damside.
City of Edinburgh Council

Footway reconstruction and carriageway resurfacing works.
Road closed to through traffic.
20160502093000May 2, 2016
09:30
20160802170000Aug 2, 2016
17:00
Click to view on map CASTLEHILL  City Centre


For erection / removal of Tattoo stands. Road closed (with the exception of vehicles displaying an appropriate pass).
20160509100000May 9, 2016
10:00
20161023235900Oct 23, 2016
23:59
Click to view on map RIVERSDALE CRESCENT  Corstorphine/Murrayfield
At Corstorphine Road
Various

Flood prevention works.
Road closed.
20160510070000May 10, 2016
07:00
20160701170000Jul 1, 2016
17:00
Click to view on map LOCHEND ROAD  Craigentinny/Duddingston
At Hawkhill Avenue
SGN

Gas leak repairs.
Narrow lanes, excavation in centre of carriageway.
20160522100000May 22, 2016
10:00
20160711160000Jul 11, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map COMISTON ROAD A702 Meadows/Morningside
Between Morningside Drive and Braidburn Terrace
SGN

Gas main renewal project. More details at http://ow.ly/yH7s300oFNO
Comiston Road closed southbound. Diversion via Braid Road which will be one-way southbound between Cluny Gardens and Hermitage Drive. Greenbank Place, Braid Crescent, Comiston Terrace, Comiston Place and Cluny Drive closed at Comiston Road.
20160523090000May 23, 2016
09:00
20160930170000Sep 30, 2016
17:00
Click to view on map ST ANDREW SQUARE  City Centre
North side
City of Edinburgh Council

Public space improvements.
Road closed with 2-way traffic and temporary roundabout. Access maintained to RBS and local businesses. Exit via Meuse Lane.
20160601080000Jun 1, 2016
08:00
20160722160000Jul 22, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map OLD DALKEITH ROAD A7 Liberton/Gilmerton
At Little France Drive
Building contractor

Crane works
Overnight citybound lane closure.
20160602200000Jun 2, 2016
20:00
20160903060000Sep 3, 2016
06:00
Click to view on map DRUMMOND STREET  City Centre
At South Bridge
Telecomms company

Power cable repairs.
Road closed. Diversion via Nicolson Street - Hill Place - Roxburgh Place or from Pleasance - East Adam Place.
20160606090000Jun 6, 2016
09:00
20160702170000Jul 2, 2016
17:00
Click to view on map  
Marchmont / Sciennes area
Cityfibre

Cable works for superfast broadband.
Varying traffic management arrangements including lane closures, parking restrictions and temporary traffic lights as required.
20160606090000Jun 6, 2016
09:00
20160731160000Jul 31, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map SIR HARRY LAUDER ROAD A199 Portobello/Craigmillar
Various locations as signed on-street
Scottish Power

Maintenance work on electricity pylons.
Off-peak lane closures and temporary traffic lights as required.
20160609093000Jun 9, 2016
09:30
20160831160000Aug 31, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map DUNDEE STREET  Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
Junction at Viewforth
Building contractor

Utility connections and resurfacing works for new Boroughmuir High School.
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights (manually controlled).
20160613073000Jun 13, 2016
07:30
20160728153000Jul 28, 2016
15:30
Click to view on map GREENBANK DRIVE  Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
Between Morningside Grove and Wester Hill
City of Edinburgh Council

Carriageway reconstruction. See also "Glenlockhart Road"
Lane closures, parking restrictions and temporary traffic lights as required. Morningside Grove, Greenbank Lane and The Steils closed as required.
20160613093000Jun 13, 2016
09:30
20160916160000Sep 16, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map SEAFIELD ROAD EAST A199 Craigentinny/Duddingston
Between Fillyside Road and Seafield Way
City of Edinburgh Council

Installation of pedestrian refuge island.
Off-peak temporary traffic lights.
20160615100000Jun 15, 2016
10:00
20160701160000Jul 1, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map GLENLOCKHART ROAD  Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
Between The Steils and Greenbank Drive
City of Edinburgh Council

Carriageway reconstruction on Greenbank Drive.
Road closed to through traffic *each weekend*. Access maintained to The Steils from Colinton Road.
20160618080000Jun 18, 2016
08:00
20160703180000Jul 3, 2016
18:00
Click to view on map NEWBATTLE TERRACE  Meadows/Morningside
Between Morningside Road and Pitsligo Road
Scottish Water

Excavating to repair broken pipe.
Temporary traffic lights
20160620093000Jun 20, 2016
09:30
20160701170000Jul 1, 2016
17:00
Click to view on map MARKET STREET  City Centre
At (and within) Fleshmarket Close
SGN

Installation of new gas main.
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights (incorporating pedestrian crossing).
20160620100000Jun 20, 2016
10:00
20160703100000Jul 3, 2016
10:00
Click to view on map LORNE STREET  Leith Walk
At Sloan Street
Scottish Water

Pipe repairs.
Lane closure and 2 way temporary traffic lights.
20160621100000Jun 21, 2016
10:00
20160708170000Jul 8, 2016
17:00
Click to view on map NORTH JUNCTION STREET A901 Leith
Working from Lindsay Road to Ferry Road
Cityfibre

Cable works for superfast broadband.
Northbound lane closure.
20160622093000Jun 22, 2016
09:30
20160713160000Jul 13, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map MILTON ROAD A1 Portobello/Craigmillar
Junction with Park Avenue
Scottish Water

Water connection works.
Eastbound lane closure.
20160624093000Jun 24, 2016
09:30
20160701173000Jul 1, 2016
17:30
Click to view on map SLATEFORD ROAD A70 Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
Shandon Place to Robertson Avenue
Scottish Power

Cable repairs.
Westbound lane closure.
20160624093000Jun 24, 2016
09:30
20160705160000Jul 5, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map LOCHEND ROAD  Leith
Whole length
Cityfibre

Cable works for superfast broadband.
Lane closures. Temporary traffic lights at Hawkhill Avenue Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July.
20160625090000Jun 25, 2016
09:00
20160801160000Aug 1, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map FORTH STREET  City Centre
From Broughton Street to Hart Street
Utility company

Cable works.
Road closed with diversions as signed (access maintained for deliveries). Hart Street Lane - one way rescinded for duration of the works
20160625093000Jun 25, 2016
09:30
20160705173000Jul 5, 2016
17:30
Click to view on map GEORGE SQUARE  Southside/Newington


George Square Festival. East side closed until 7th September. North side and Crichton Street closed 10.30am - 3am daily 3rd - 30th August.
20160627070000Jun 27, 2016
07:00
20160907235900Sep 7, 2016
23:59
Click to view on map DUBLIN MEUSE  City Centre
At Dublin Street
BT

Cable and ducting works.
Road closed. Alternative route via Drummond Place - Nelson Street.
20160627080000Jun 27, 2016
08:00
20160701170000Jul 1, 2016
17:00
Click to view on map STIRLING ROAD B9080 Almond
At Kirklands Park Street roundabout
City of Edinburgh Council

New roundabout layout.
Lane restrictions on all approaches.
20160627093000Jun 27, 2016
09:30
20160711153000Jul 11, 2016
15:30
Click to view on map ALBION ROAD  Leith Walk
Working eastwards from Easter Road
Cityfibre

Cable works for superfast broadband.
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights.
20160627093000Jun 27, 2016
09:30
20160701180000Jul 1, 2016
18:00
Click to view on map QUEENSFERRY ROAD A90 Inverleith
At Craigleith retail park, also affecting South Groathill Avenue and Craigleith Road
City of Edinburgh Council

Line marking.
Off-peak lane closures.
20160627093000Jun 27, 2016
09:30
20160701160000Jul 1, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map - A Road - A904 West Lothian
Between Woodend and Newton
Scottish Water

Mains repairs.
Temporary traffic lights.
20160627093000Jun 27, 2016
09:30
20160701160000Jul 1, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map PORTOBELLO HIGH STREET B6415 Portobello/Craigmillar
Between King's Road and Fishwives' Causeway
Building contractor

Building development works (new Aldi store).
Contraflow in operation.
20160627093000Jun 27, 2016
09:30
20160731173000Jul 31, 2016
17:30
Click to view on map BAVELAW ROAD  Pentland Hills
Bavelaw Gardens to Harlaw Road
SGN

Gas main renewal project.
Road closed to southbound traffic. No left turn from Harlaw Road. Lothian Buses 44 operating via Johnsburn Road.
20160628080000Jun 28, 2016
08:00
20160812170000Aug 12, 2016
17:00
Click to view on map COWGATE  City Centre
At Blackfriar's Street
Cityfibre

Cable works for superfast broadband.
Temporary traffic lights.
20160628093000Jun 28, 2016
09:30
20160710160000Jul 10, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map COLINTON ROAD  Meadows/Morningside
At Myreside Road / Gray's Loan
SGN

Emergency gas main repairs. Comlpetion date TBC.
4-way temporary traffic lights, Merchiston Gardens closed.
20160628120000Jun 28, 2016
12:00
20160708160000Jul 8, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map LOTHIAN ROAD A700 City Centre
Between Festival Square and Bread Street
Utility company

Installation of new gas service.
Off-peak southbound lane closure.
20160629093000Jun 29, 2016
09:30
20160706160000Jul 6, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map CORBIEHILL ROAD  Almond
Main Street to Hillhouse Road
Cityfibre

Cable works for superfast broadband.
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights as required.
20160630093000Jun 30, 2016
09:30
20160729160000Jul 29, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map HAWES BRAE B924 City of Edinburgh


Cruise liner visit. Parking restrictions Hawes Brae, Edinburgh Road and Hawes car park.
20160701060000Jul 1, 2016
06:00
20160701180000Jul 1, 2016
18:00
Click to view on map BRAIDBURN TERRACE  Meadows/Morningside
At Comiston Road
SGN

Gas main replacement project.
Road closed. Diversion signed via Braid Road - Riselaw Crescent - Comiston Road.
20160701080000Jul 1, 2016
08:00
20160704170000Jul 4, 2016
17:00
Click to view on map HILLHOUSE ROAD A90 Inverleith
From Corbiehill Road to Strachan Road
Cityfibre

Cable works for superfast broadband.
Off-peak citybound lane closure.
20160701093000Jul 1, 2016
09:30
20160728160000Jul 28, 2016
16:00
Click to view on map BONNINGTON ROAD B900 Leith Walk
At Breadalbane Street
Clancy Docwra

Urgent utility connections.
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights.
20160701093000Jul 1, 2016
09:30
20160705070000Jul 5, 2016
07:00
Click to view on map HOME STREET A702 Meadows/Morningside
Between Lochrin Place and Gilmore Place
SGN

Gas main renewal works.
3-way temporary traffic lights at Gilmore Place junction; Tarvit Street closed.
20160701093000Jul 1, 2016
09:30
20160704153000Jul 4, 2016
15:30
Click to view on map  
High Street area


Battle of the Somme Commemoration Parade. Rolling road closure Forrest Road - George IV Bridge - High Street - Canongate - Abbeyhill - Abbeymount - Regent Road.
20160701193000Jul 1, 2016
19:30
20160701203000Jul 1, 2016
20:30
Click to view on map CANONGATE  City Centre
High Street and Parliament area


Opening of Parliament. Canongate closed from 12.30am. Castlehill, Lawnmarket and High Street closed from 7am. Abbeyhill, Horse Wynd, Calton Road, New Street, Cranston Street and East Market Street closed from 8.30am.
20160702003000Jul 2, 2016
00:30
20160702150000Jul 2, 2016
15:00
Click to view on map GLASGOW ROAD A8 Almond
Royal Highland Centre


Landrover Show 2016. Traffic management around showground, temporary 40mph speed restrictions on A8.
20160702070000Jul 2, 2016
07:00
20160703190000Jul 3, 2016
19:00
Click to view on map CHARLOTTE SQUARE  City Centre
At South Charlotte Street
Cityfibre

Cable works for superfast broadband.
Lane closures and temporary traffic lights.
20160702080000Jul 2, 2016
08:00
20160703190000Jul 3, 2016
19:00
Click to view on map EASTER ROAD  Leith Walk
At Academy Street
Cityfibre

Cable works for superfast broadband.
3-way temporary traffic lights. Further works scheduled 9th & 10th July.
20160702093000Jul 2, 2016
09:30
20160703153000Jul 3, 2016
15:30
Click to view on map WEST PRESTON STREET A700 Southside/Newington
At Newington Road
Cityfibre

Cable works for superfast broadband.
Road closed to eastbound traffic and 3-way temporary traffic lights at Newington Road junction.
20160702093000Jul 2, 2016
09:30
20160704070000Jul 4, 2016
07:00
Click to view on map  
Central Edinburgh


Pride Scotia parade. Rolling road closure High Street - Canongate - Abbeyhill - Abbeymount - Carlton Terrace - Royal Terrace - Blenheim Place.
20160702134500Jul 2, 2016
13:45
20160702144500Jul 2, 2016
14:45
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