We have been informed that the pedestrian bridge over Leith Street which connects the Q-Park with the former St James Shopping centre will be removed over the weekend 16 / 17 September.
As many will be aware, the Leith Street road closure is in place for vehicles, but Leith Street is still open for pedestrians and cyclists. Given that safety of the public, as well as construction workers, is of the upmost priority, it has been agreed that it would be unsafe to allow pedestrian and cyclists to pass under the bridge during the removal process. However, the impact on residents will be minimised by removing the bridge during the night and early hours which should (weather and wind permitting) allow Leith Street to re-open to pedestrians and cyclists for usual daytime activities.
Therefore a section of Leith Street will be closed for all activities (pedestrians / cyclists) from 01:00am to 08:00am on Saturday 16 September.
Further details on the planned works can be seen here.