So you remember trams were going to run down Leith Walk? And you remember that before they could lay the tram tracks they had to move all the pipes and cables under the street out of the way?
And then you remember that they decided that they couldn’t afford to run trams to Leith? And then after that you remember that it later turned out that the people they hired to move all the pipes and cables in Leith left some bits requiring “remedial work?” No? Keep up with the tramnishambles at the back!
So, anyway, this latest attempt by the authorities to fix the pipes and cables, estimated price £683,873.87, that is due to begin in a couple of weeks time, is the reason that Leith Walk and Constitution Street need to be dug up again.
As part of this, some test holes have already been dug and then closed up on Constitution Street.
From next Saturday, MacDonald Road will be closed at the Leith Walk junction for an unspecified period of time for more “test holes.”
Following this, the repair works on Leith Walk and Constitution Street will get going in earnest from the 18th of February.
And once the utility repairs are completed, then the council will start to schedule the “Environmental improvement work.” The final design for the Environmental Improvement Works, which we hope will take account of our joint proposals for the street, will be debated by councillors in March.
If you want to find out more about these roadworks you can contact the council on City Centre and Leith Neighbourhood team on 0131 529 7061. More information will also be posted to the project website.
Also, you can find the original council report below, which gives more background.[scribd id=101067989 key=key-2ewyra5209n30nzqh1um mode=scroll]