Edinburgh’s latest road closures and temporary traffic light works across the city

Driving in Edinburgh is no small feat – keen motorists avoid traffic works or road closures in order to avoid being caught in delays.

Edinburgh City Council regularly shares reports on roadworks and events to keep drivers in the city up to date on any new or extended work they should be aware of before setting off on their drive.

In its Monday June 6 bulletin, the council shared key updates including Scottish Water repairs, BT works and cityfibre installation spots that will affect drivers this week.

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Starting with the city center, Prince Street will see lane closures until the end of today (Tuesday June 7) following manhole cover repairs on the city’s busiest street – with westbound lane closures to Princes Street and southbound on South Charlotte Street.

Meanwhile, Glasgow Road faces a citybound lane closure halfway between Edinburgh Airport on the slipway and the RBS Bridge as Scottish Water works to repair a burst pipe. The closure is scheduled until June 9 EOD.

For anyone hoping to get down to portobello for a day, temporary traffic lights were installed today, June 7, on the main street of Beach Lane as Scottish Water carries out urgent repairs to deal with flooding at properties.

This is good news, however, for anyone using Colinton Road because the traffic lights scheduled for this week have been postponed to the end of the month.



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Corstorphine Bank Drive has temporary traffic lights in place at Templeland Road while Scottish Power makes cable connections – these will be in action until at least the end of the week.

St John’s Road to Clermiston Road has temporary nighttime traffic lights every night until June 9 EOD (8:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.) while Cityfibre installs cables and conduit.

Other temporary traffic lights have been installed on Seafield Road East to Fillyside Road – there has been no indication as to when the three-way lights will be in action until.

Meanwhile, Granton Road West , between Waterfront Broadway and Granton Square, will face an ongoing schedule of lane closures, temporary traffic lights and secondary road closures as required by Cityfibre. It is estimated that the work will be completed by mid-July.

Lasswade Road at The Murrays also set up temporary traffic lights until Friday, June 10 EOD while Cityfibre installs the ductwork.

Sheriffhall to Old Craighall on the A720 will see the installation of traffic monitoring equipment and the road will be closed to eastbound traffic by BEAR Scotland from 8.30pm to 6.00am every evening until Friday June 10.

Drivers will find a short lane towards the closed city under the railway bridge on Georgia Road between Westfield Street and Robertson Avenue while Cityfibre is installing ductwork until June 9.

The next few weeks with also spelling lane closures for A701 drivers as The southbound carriageway of Straiton Road from Loanhead Road start this week until June 26 while Scottish Power installs new cables.

You can read the full report – which also contains all closures for Spaces for People measures – here.

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