Update: Thursday 7 February 2019Due to unforseen engineering difficulties, we're running behind schedule in Saughton Road North.
Phases one and two of our work are complete, and we're nearly finished phase three.
We now aim to have our project completed at the end of March.
We're working to upgrade the gas network in Saughton Road North, Edinburgh.
We are investing £236,000 to replace our old gas mains and services with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to the local area.
Following discussions with The City of Edinburgh Council, our project will start on Monday 29 October 2018 and will last for approximately 15 weeks.
The work will take place over four phases in Saughton Road North between its junctions with Corstorphine High Street and Roull Road. You can find more details about all four phases below.
On Monday 29 October, we’ll start working in Saughton Road North near its junction with Kirk Loan. Temporary traffic lights will be in place around our work area in Saughton Road North to ensure everyone’s safety. To help traffic flow along Saughton Road North, Kirk Loan will be temporarily closed.
The temporary traffic lights will progress southward, along with our work, in Saughton Road North. During this phase, we will reopen Kirk Road and temporarily close Corstorphine Park Gardens.
During our third phase, Corstorphine Park Gardens will be reopened and we will temporarily close Dovecot Road and Meadowhouse Road at their junctions with Saughton Road North. Temporary traffic lights will continue to be in place in Saughton Road North during this phase.
Our final phase will take place in Saughton Road North near its junction with Castle Avenue. The temporary traffic lights will continue to move along southward with our work. We’ll reopen Dovecot Road and Meadowhouse Road however, Castle Avenue and Tylers Acre Road will be temporarily closed at their junctions with Saughton Road North.
During the entire project, the temporary traffic lights will be manually controlled at peak times to help minimise inconvenience as much as possible.
We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, Edinburgh residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come. We always aim to minimise disruption and we will make every effort to ensure our works are completed as soon as possible.
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