• Edinburgh Old Town


    Project update: Wednesday 19 April 2017


    Phase 1 of our work is well on its way to completion. In order to finish, we require large machinery and a crane to be put in place to help us manoeuvre our heavy equipment. To ensure everyone's safety while we work, the taxi rank outside the Radisson Blu hotel on the High Street will be closed from Thursday 20 April until Saturday 22 April.  

    We’ll then be concentrating on preparing to make new a connection to our existing large diameter pipe in the High Street over the next week and, all being well, Phase 1 will be complete by Saturday 22 April.  

    Phase 2 of our work is also progressing well. We’ve been working in St John Street, where we'll soon be putting in a valve to connect all of the new pipework at that location.

    Phase 3 of our project is due to start on Tuesday 25 April. To ensure the ongoing safety of the public and our engineers, Holyrood Road will be closed in both directions for approximately four weeks, between its junctions with the Pleasance and Viewcraig Gardens. 

    A diversion route for motorists will be in place via St Mary’s Street, The Royal Mile, Canongate, Horse Wynd, Queens Drive and Holyrood Gait, and reverse.