We’re investing £40,000 to upgrade our gas network in the Corstorphine Road area of Edinburgh.
This essential work involves the replacement of old, metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply.
Following discussions with the City of Edinburgh Council, our project in Corstorphine Road will begin on Monday 26 February and last for approximately six weeks.
The first section of our work will be carried out in Corstorphine Road near its junction with Balgreen Road. A westbound lane closure will be in place for approximately two weeks to allow our engineers to work safely, so traffic will be reduced to one lane.
We’ll then be working at the junction with Pinkhill for a further four weeks. To ensure everyone’s safety while we work, westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane. There will also be no entry from Corstorphine Road to Pinkhill. A diversion route for motorists will be in place via Station Road and Traquair Park West and Traquair Park East.
We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, we’ll be doing everything we can to minimise disruption including working extended hours and at weekends. The new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, residents and businesses will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.