SGN Raeburn Place: temporary traffic lights 2-9 November

Update from SGN about their work in Raeburn Place

Our project in Raeburn Place is continuing to progress well and we're now in the final stages of our work.

To ensure the safety of our engineers and the public, we'll have temporary traffic lights in place in Raeburn Place from Monday 2 November for one week.

We will have completed our project in the area by Monday 9 November and the lights will be removed.

We'd like to say a big thank you to all Stockbridge business owners and residents for your continued patience, support and understanding for the duration of our gas mains replacement work in the area.

Kind regards

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
E: caroline.lawrie@sgn.co.uk
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburg

NTBCC minutes – Monday 10 August 2020

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s public meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 10 August 2020 at 7pm

Actions and decisions are red italic. ND (‘no dissent’) means that no-one spoke or voted against a decision. Continue reading

Notification of major gas replacement works: Raeburn Place area, Edinburgh Update 15 August 2020

(adapted from an email from SGN)

Here is an update on our ongoing project in the Raeburn Place area.

Our work is progressing well, and I want to make you aware of our plans to excavate within St Bernard’s Row, Edinburgh.

Due to the size of excavation required, we need to close the road which means there will be no access in or out of the St Bernard's Row entrance to Veitch Court. It will not be possible for any vehicles to pass our work site and as such no vehicular traffic will gain either access or egress via the St Bernard’s Row entrance to Veitch’s Court.

Pedestrian access to Veitch Court location will always continue to be available.

This operation is scheduled to start 18 August 2020 and last for approximately 4 weeks. This includes all reinstatement of the original cobbled roadway.

We have extra safety precautions in place to protect our colleagues and our communities from the coronavirus. Our colleagues will be keeping to social distancing guidelines on our sites and we’d ask communities to keep their distance too. There’s more information about our coronavirus response on our website: sgn.co.uk/coronavirus

We’re writing to residents and other local stakeholders to make them aware of our project and explain the details of our work. Please feel free to also share this information with anyone you think may be impacted by our project.

We would like to thank you for the support and understanding we've received so far whilst carrying out complex engineering work to upgrade our gas network.

Kind regards

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
E: caroline.lawrie@sgn.co.uk
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh,EH28 8TG

Stockbridge Town Centre – Spaces for People Phase 2 Proposal

Email from the Spaces for People team to local Ward Councillors and other key stakeholders including Stockbridge & Inverleith Community Council, Craigleith/Blackhall Community Council, West End Community Council and  the New Town & Broughton Community Council.   

Dear Councillors and Stakeholders

Covid-19 Cycling and Walking Emergency Response Measures

Proposed waiting/loading restriction changes to facilitate footway widening – Raeburn Place, Deanhaugh Street, Kerr Street and Hamilton Place

Following our email of 26 June advising that we would notify you once further details were available for the proposals above, we are pleased to be able to provide these now.

We would suggest that you view the  attached plan to see the detail of what is proposed. In summary it shows:

  • Due to narrow pavements intervention is required to widen footpaths on both sides of Raeburn Place, Deanhaugh Street and Hamilton Place adjacent to commercial properties, unfortunately, all of these streets have considerable street clutter that reduce the available width.
  • Additional parking/loading/unloading facilities will be provided on Cheyne Street, and other locations may be possible.
  • All Bus stops remain (with the two noted on Hamilton Place moved out to reflect the new temporary kerb line if necessary).
  • Unfortunately, due to the extremely narrow footway on the south side of Raeburn Place it is not possible to provide on-street loading or parking facilities in this area. The bus stop at this location will move out to the new temporary kerb line during phase 2 to provide additional space.
  • Significant footway widening along the full length of the high street from Dean Park Street to Hamilton Place, to provide opportunity for social distancing and business queuing.
  • Loading places are retained at several points throughout the area to provide space for deliveries to and collections from local businesses.
  • Widened footway on the north side of Kerr Street, including the narrow corner at St Stephen Street.

In the first instance these measures will be introduced quickly using temporary traffic management equipment, such as cones. Where deemed suitable, this equipment will then be replaced with more robust semi-permanent materials once available.

Given the urgency to make the required changes any comments relating to these proposals should be received by 1200hrs on Friday 10 July 2020 to spacesforpeople@edinburgh.gov.uk.

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Notification of major gas replacement works: Raeburn Place area, Edinburgh Update 16 March 2020 Update 29 March 2020

(copied from an email from SGN: It furthers the information in this recent NTBCC post.)

I’m writing to you further to my recent email about our ongoing work to upgrade our gas network in Raeburn Place, Stockbridge area, Edinburgh.

We know that during the coronavirus outbreak, our communities will rely on us now more than ever to keep them safe and warm. The safety of our communities and our employees will remain our number one priority in the weeks and months ahead.

Following the latest Government advice to stay at home, we must make changes to our usual ways of working. From Tuesday 24 March, we are only continuing with safety-critical and emergency work.

This means we’ll temporarily suspend our ongoing gas network upgrade in Raeburn Place, Stockbridge area, Edinburgh.

Over the coming days, we’ll wind down all our network upgrade projects in a controlled way to ensure people and sites are safe, and our network is secure.

We will continue to operate the 24/7 National Gas Emergency Service across the south of England and in Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic. Our engineers will continue to attend properties and make the situation safe, as always. We have extra safety precautions in place to make sure our customers and colleagues are protected from catching or spreading the virus.

There’s more information about our coronavirus preparations on our website: sgn.co.uk/coronavirus

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times. I’ll write to you again when we’re able to restart our gas mains replacement project.

Kind regards

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
E: caroline.lawrie@sgn.co.uk
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh,EH28 8TG
sgn.co.uk

Free Shuttle Bus – Circular Route To / From Raeburn Place

Adapted from an email from Caroline  Lawrie (SGN Stakeholder and Community Manager)

We are contacting the New Town & Community Council & others to update you on the bus services and diversion routes available whilst SGN are working in the Raeburn Place area.

We have been made aware that the standard-sized Lothian buses are now unable to travel safely past the SGN work area, meaning the bus service isn’t running westbound along Comely Bank Road and Raeburn Place.

To ensure that transport is still available westbound along the road as planned, SGN have agreed to supply a free bus service from tomorrow morning, (18 February) which will be available until the work in Raeburn Place is completed.

The Stockbridge Shuttle will run between 8.30am and 5.30pm Tuesday-Saturday and will visit each stop on the route three times an hour.

Please see the map for more information.

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
E: 
caroline.lawrie@sgn.co.uk
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh,EH28 8TG

 

Raeburn Place SGN works: bus update

Following on from recent posts about the SGN works in Stockbridge, SGN tells NTBCC:

In relation to what will happen with the buses when we move to the next phase of our works in Stockbridge. The bridge will reopen to two way traffic on Monday morning and Raeburn Place will open to citybound traffic in the afternoon.

The switch in bus diversions will not happen until start of service Tuesday morning so that there is no confusion as to whether buses are on diversion or not.

I have attached a map showing the diversion routes that will be followed by buses from start of service on Tuesday 11 February. A copy of this map will go up in the bus stops affected from the start of next week. You are welcome to distribute this map to help spread the word'.

In simple terms all citybound buses on routes 24, 29, 36 and 41 will return to normal route while all buses in the opposite direction will stay on their current diversion.  The diverted 36 will continue to serve the temporary stop on George Street eastbound to enable passengers on 24, 29 and 42 to get to Howe Street.

Note that the road is expected to open sometime on Monday and due to the lack of a specific time the bus company have decided that it is easiest if they wait until Tuesday to make the switch to routes.

Caroline Lawrie, Stakeholder and Community Manager
T: +44 (0)131 469 1701 (: 31701)
M: +44 (0)7747 7577 99
E: caroline.lawrie@sgn.co.uk
SGN, Axis House, 5 Lonehead Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh,EH28 8TG
sgn.co.uk