There is no getting away from the fact that although when built tramways bring a lot of benefits to the communities they serve the construction period is disruptive with various road closures in place as the infrastructure is put in place. That has been the case in Edinburgh where the Trams to Newhaven project is making good progress towards trams running in 2023 but as work moves on, so do the road closures.
On the section of tramway at the city end of the line between York Place and London Road the main tram infrastructure works are progressing well, but that does mean that the road closures will be changing in the coming weeks. From the weekend of 27th May traffic which travels citybound from London Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic and the loading bays and taxi rank currently in place from 9 Baxters Place to Greenside Lane will be closed off to allow traffic flows to be maintained.
Meanwhile, works on Union Street have been completed and this opened to one way traffic on 20th May. This has meant the temporary loading bay on Union Street was relocated to its original position near the location of Leith Walk.