City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Major Tramworks Ahead


By edg - Posted on 05 January 2012

More tram works are about to get underway in the city centre.

St Andrew Street and Shandwick Place will be closed from 5am on Saturday January the 7th and 14th respectively, with a series of diversions being put in place for traffic.

Apparently, the move is to start remaining utility work ahead of the major infrastructure work in February 2012.

Here are the road closure details:

St. Andrew Street: Work begins on Saturday 7 January. The East side of St Andrew Square (including North and South St. Andrew Street) will be closed to vehicles with all traffic switched to the West side (South St David St). The work site will extend down onto Princes Street and to the right as far as Waverley Bridge. There will still be access to shops and premises while additional support will be put in place for business deliveries.

Shandwick Place: Work begins on Saturday 14 January with Shandwick Place closed to all traffic between Atholl Crescent and Lothian Road. Traffic will be diverted to either Melville Street for east bound traffic or the West Approach Road for west bound traffic. There will still be access to shops and premises while additional support will be put in place for business deliveries.