• Edinburgh Old Town


    Project update: Friday 4 August 

    Our work in Holyrood Road is ongoing and progressing well. Holyrood Road remains fully closed between Viewcraig Gardens and St John Street with diversions in place.  

    Access to the NCP car park in Viewcraig Gardens is being maintained from the Pleasance junction. All traffic exiting this car park can turn left only. 

    Holyrood Road can be accessed from Holyrood Park as far as St John Street only. 

    We’ll be temporarily reinstating the road surface in the Cowgate over the next few days, and our work there will not start again until the Fringe/Festival are over. We'll be returning to work at the junction with Blackfriars Street, at beginning of September for approximately two weeks.

    Blackfriars Street will be closed at the junction with the Cowgate for that period of time and there will be temporary traffic lights in place.

    The final phase of our project, Phase 8, will take place in the High Street from mid-September. When our work is completed there, we’ll be reinstating the cobbles/setts.

    We appreciate the continued support and patience of local residents, businesses, and road users, while we complete our work.