Portobello Community Council

Gas Works Milton Road East – Update

Posted on: February 10th, 2017

Dear All


Update – just in – from Michael Hymers of SGN at the end of Week 4:


“Approximately 90% of all new mains are now laid.  These pipes will be tested and introduced with gas over the coming days. Further excavations are being dug to allow us to disconnect our older pipes from the network. Customers fed from our older pipe will soon be transferred onto the new system.


Due to the complexities involved on the bridge, the footpath closure will remain in place for the foreseeable future. I will update you as to when this is expected to reopen. The bus stop which was originally closed outside the college has now reopened.


As things stand, we believe around 60% of works have been completed to date.”






Councillor Maureen Child | Labour Elected Member | Portobello/Craigmillar (Ward 17) | City of Edinburgh Council | City Chambers | High Street | Edinburgh | EH1 1YJ | Tel 0131 529 3268 | Mobile 07718 666 481| You can follow me on Twitter @MaureenChild1