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22 September 2011 SfC/RS/E/PHS/BDM/59000621

Dear Resident PORTOBELLO HIGH STREET ROAD RESURFACING Due to the current road condition along Portobello High Street, it is now necessary to carry out resurfacing works. This work is scheduled to start on 2 October 2011 and will last approximately 6 weeks. Minimising disruption During the planning stages, every effort has been made to see that these works are carried out with minimum disruption. Traffic will be managed with temporary traffic signals, parking restrictions and road closures with route diversions. Throughout the programme, access will be maintained to pedestrians and emergency vehicles. Phasing The programme has been split into 3 phases. Please note that the below dates are weather dependant and subject to change.

Euan Kennedy, Roads Services Manager, Services for Communities


Road Services, Chesser House, 500 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3WJ Tel 0131 529 3705 Fax 0131 529 3611 roadservices@edinburgh.gov.uk

PHASE 1
From Westbank Street to Figgate Burn Date: Sunday 2 October 2011 to Friday 16 October 2011 Dayshift: 9:30am to 3:30pm Location: Portobello High Street between Westbank Street and Figgate Burn. This includes junctions at Westbank Street and Fishwives Causeway.

Portobello High Street Traffic flow will be maintained along Portobello High Street under temporary traffic lights. Parking, loading and unloading will not be permitted during the works. Westbank Street Access will be maintained to and from Westbank Street under temporary traffic lights. Parking, loading and unloading will not be permitted. Fishwives Causeway In order to resurface the junction, it will be necessary to close Fishwives Causeway at the junction with Portobello High Street. During this closure, access to and from Baileyfield Industrial Estate will be restricted to Baileyfield Crescent at Sir Harry Lauder Road. At this location, manually controlled traffic lights and a speed restriction on Sir Harry Lauder Road will be in place to ensure safe and efficient traffic movements in and out of the industrial estate. Kwik-Fit and Pro-Clean Car Wash Access will be maintained to and from Kwik-Fit and Pro-Clean Car Wash.

PHASE 2
From Adelphi Place to Figgate Street Date: Sunday 16 October 2011 to Sunday 24 October 2011 Dayshift: 9:30am to 3:30pm Nightshift: 7pm to 6am Location: Portobello High Street between Adelphi Place and Figgate Street. This includes junctions at Adelphi Grove and Figgate Street.

PHASE 2 (continued)
Phase 2 has been programmed in conjunction with the October school holidays to further limit disruption. Portobello High Street Due to width constraints, it will be necessary to close Portobello High Street between Adelphi Grove and Figgate Street. Parking, loading and unloading will not be permitted. A route diversion will be in place. Figgate Street Due to width constraints it will be necessary to close Figgate Street at the junction with Portobello High Street. Adelphi Place Due to width constraints it will be necessary to close Adelphi Place at the junction with Portobello High Street. Adelphi Grove Due to width constraints it will be necessary to close Adelphi Grove at the junction with Portobello High Street. Bus Services During Phase 2 nightshift working, there will be disruption to the bus services. Bus routes numbers 21, 49 and 69 will follow a diversion route via Brighton Place, Baileyfield Road and Sir Harry Lauder Road. Numbers 15, 15a, 42, 26 and N26 are double deck services therefore the above diversion route will not be achievable due to the low bridge on Baileyfield Road. These services will be diverted along Milton Road East and Sir Harry Lauder Road.

PHASE 3
From Fishwives Causeway to Adelphi Place

Date: Sunday 24 October 2011 to Sunday 13 November 2011 Dayshift: 9:30am to 3:30pm Location: Portobello High Street between Fishwives Causeway and Adelphi Place. This includes junctions at Bridge Street and Pipe Street.

PHASE 3 (continued)
Portobello High Street Traffic flow will be maintained along Portobello High Street using temporary traffic lights. Parking, loading and unloading will not be permitted during the works. Bridge Street junction Due to width constraints it will be necessary to close Bridge Street at the junction with Portobello High Street. During this closure a diversion will be in place along Bridge Street Lane and Pipe Street. Parking, loading and unloading will not be permitted when Bridge Street is part of the diversion route. Pipe Street Junction Due to width constraints it will be necessary to close Pipe Street at the junction with Portobello High Street.. During this closure a diversion will be in place along Bridge Street Lane and Bridge Street. Parking, loading and unloading will not be permitted when Pipe Street is part of the diversion route. Bridge Street Lane Due to the necessary closures of Pipe Street and Bridge Street at their junction with Portobello High Street a diversion will be in place along Bridge Street lane. Parking, loading and unloading will not be permitted. I hope you find the above information helpful however, should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact one of my colleagues listed below. Bryan Mackie Design Engineer City of Edinburgh Council Tel: 0131 469 5678 bryan.mackie@edinburgh.gov.uk Dave Henderson Senior Works Officer City of Edinburgh Council Tel: 0131 529 3773 david.henderson@edinburgh.gov.uk

Andy Matheson Area Roads Manager City of Edinburgh Council Tel: 0131 529 3750 andy.matheson@edinburgh.gov.uk Valerie Bird Lothian Buses Tel: 0131 554 4494 vbird@lothianbuses.co.uk

Yours sincerely

Euan Kennedy Road Services Manager