The Transport and Environment Committee of the City of Edinburgh Council today agreed a programme of roadworks to reconstruct Brighton Place using traditional setts. This reverses a previous decision, of January 2016, for renewal of Brighton Place using asphalt and removing the setts. Portobello Community Council wrote (attached) to the committee members, and Executive Director – Place, ahead of the meeting drawing attention to concerns raised by the community during our consultation on this in 2015.
We have received the following additional information:
“… the renewal of the setts is estimated to take 60 weeks. There will be a phased construction (drawing attached). This will be a 4 phase approach ensuring that access will be maintained to all side streets throughout the construction. Buses will be diverted from Brighton Place throughout the construction. This has already been discussed with Lothian Buses. Local businesses and residents with be consulted on the works and made fully aware of the work phasing, timescales and traffic management arrangements.
The Council’s Active Travel Team have already been consulted. They highlighted concerns that cyclists have making a right turn onto the Christian Path. This has resulted in the design including a new traffic island, providing a right turn lane for cyclists (drawing attached).”
Currently there is no date scheduled for these major road works.