East Claremont Street / Bellevue Road – Footway, Drainage Upgrade and Street Lighting Renewal

Adapted from email to the New Town & Broughton Community Council received 2 July

PLANNED WORKS  ON EAST CLAREMONT STREET / BELLEVUE ROAD – starting 13 July 2020 for 8 weeks.

 Dear Community Council Members,

As part of an investment in Edinburgh’s roads and pavements for 2020/21, the east and west footways on East Claremont Street between the junctions of Claremont Grove and Broughton Road will be reconstructed soon with new paving flags. In addition, the west footway on Bellevue Road between Green St and West Annandale Street will also be resurfaced.  These works will also include a renewal of the existing drainage facilities and an upgrade of the street lighting.

This work was previously scheduled to commence back in the Autumn of 2019 but got put back for varying unforeseen circumstances.

This work is now scheduled to commence on Monday, 13 July 2020 and will take approximately eight weeks to complete both locations. All works shall be carried out between the hours of 0700 to 1900 Monday to Friday.

To allow for the safe execution of the works, a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is in place to suspend on-street parking as necessary. This is done to allow the works to be carried out safely and remove parked vehicles from the works area.

In general, the works will be carried out in phases with footway closures in place. As a result, temporary pedestrian walkways will be in place. In addition, both the junction of East Claremont Street with West Annandale Street and the junction of Bellevue Road with West Annandale Street will be closed for a brief period to allow work at both junctions to be completed. During these closures, diversions will be in place and signed appropriately.

Street notice signs and information boards will also be placed on site along East Claremont Street, Bellevue Road and surrounding areas to display changes to any parking restrictions or access, and details of specific traffic management in place. Residents are asked not to park within any coned off areas. During each phase, members of the public are asked to follow the restrictions and any diversions in place.

Throughout the works, access will be maintained to residential properties and businesses. Emergency vehicle access will also be maintained at all times. Residents and businesses will be kept informed through on-street signage, letters and visits from the contractors as the works progress on site. Please contact the site team or myself if you require access to your property for deliveries during the works.

Waste Collection

Arrangements shall be made with the Council’s Waste Team to ensure refuse collections are maintained. Properties with private waste disposal arrangements should contact their provider to ensure arrangements are in place to empty their bins during the works.

Minimising disruption and noise

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption and noise, but unfortunately some is unavoidable during road works. Your patience will be very much appreciated during any delays that occur. Throughout the programme, emergency vehicle and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Where possible, access will also be maintained to businesses and residential properties. I apologise for any inconvenience, but hope the residents and business owners will benefit from the improved street condition in the coming years.

If you require any additional information, please contact me and I’ll be happy to assist.

William Kearns  |  Place  |  Transport Design and Delivery

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