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Haymarket Terrace Sewer Upgrade

Essential work by Scottish Water to replace part of century-old Victorian sewer in Haymarket Terrace is now complete.

From Tues (August 7) Haymarket Terrace is re-open to two-way traffic. The diversion route will be removed to enable all traffic to use Haymarket Terrace both ways.

Rosebery Crescent will remain closed at the junction with Haymarket Terrace for a few days to allow for final reinstatement work.

During the nine-month project Scottish Water and aBV liaised with people impacted by the works, including residents and businesses, through a range of communications channels. Haymarket rail station and Edinburgh Trams continued to operate as normal throughout. We also worked in partnership with authorities to also ensure the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, taking place at Rosebury House, was uninterrupted by noise.

Scottish Water’s alliance partner Amey Black and Veatch (aBV) began the work in October to install 250 m of new sewer up to 3.5m underground. The work to install the new 1.2m diameter storm storage sewer pipe was carried out on four phases in order to keep disruption to the area to a minimum.

The upgrade was part of Scottish Water’s programme of investment between 2015-2021 which will see £29.5 million of water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the capital and has been scheduled on agreement by the City of Edinburgh Council, residents and businesses.