• Edinburgh Old Town


    Project update: Wednesday 24 May 

    Our work at the Pleasance/Cowgate junction over the weekend progressed very well and we were able to fully reopen all the roads around the junction ahead of schedule. We still have some ongoing works in Holyrood Road but traffic is able to pass these.

    Phase 5 of our project started today. We are working in Blackfriars Street, extending the new gas main between the junction with New Skinner's Close and the junction with the Cowgate. This part of Blackfriars Street will be closed to traffic. Vehicles will be able to access and exit the upper half of Blackfriars Street from the High Street.

    The sixth phase of our project will start on Monday 29 May, in the Cowgate between Blackfriars Street and the Pleasance. 

    Diversions will be in place. Traffic heading east will be reduced to one lane and all westbound traffic will be diverted as follows:


    • Northbound traffic — via St Mary’s Street/High Street/South Bridge/ Chambers Street/Bristo Place/Forrest Road/Candlemaker Row
    • Southbound — Pleasance/West Richmond Street/South Bridge/Chambers Street/Bristo Place/Forrest Road/Candlemaker Row



    We would like to thank everyone for their continued patience as our project progresses.