• Edinburgh Old Town


    Project update: Tuesday 19 September

    Holyrood Road is open to two-way traffic, with temporary traffic lights in place at the junction with St John Road.

    We are still working at the junction of the Cowgate with Blackfriars Street. Our new gas main has been laid and connected, however, we have some remedial work to finish off here which will take approximately three weeks. The temporary traffic lights we have in place will remain there until this work is completed.

    During this time access to and exit from Blackfriars Street is from the High Street only. High School Wynd at the junction with the Cowgate is also closed.

    The final phase of our project, Phase 8, will take place in the High Street from Tuesday 26 September, for approximately six weeks. This will include reinstating the cobbles/setts.

    To begin with, traffic in the High Street will be managed under a signed priority system. However, we'll need to fully close the High Street for a few weeks, at the junction with Blackfriars Street, to complete our final reinstatement work. We’ll provide an update with more information about this road closure nearer the time.

    We’d like to thank everyone for your continued support and patience as we complete our work.