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Haymarket Terrace Sewer Upgrade

Welcome to the Haymarket Terrace project page, where you will find all the key information about what we are doing in Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh and can keep up to speed with the latest progress throughout the project. We are laying a new 1.2m diameter storm storage sewer pipe along Haymarket Terrace. This will be carried out using an open-cut method which will require the closure of a section of Haymarket Terrace.


Update: 11th December 2017

We have now stopped work temporarily on the sewer network improvements in Haymarket Terrace for the festive period. The road has be reopened to two-way traffic from Monday the 11th of December.

Scottish Water will resume the major upgrade of the sewer network in the New Year with  work on site again around the 7th of January 2018 until the Summer. This includes a road closure to East bound traffic on Haymarket Terrace and have a local diversion in place. 

To read a Q&A about the Haymarket Terrace sewer upgrade, click here

To view our video about the Haymarket Terrace sewer upgrade click here.

To view the November update video about the Haymarket Terrace sewer upgrade click here.

Key project facts:

  • We are investing £2.5m in this project to increase capacity and help alleviate flooding in the area.
  • Work started in early October and is expected to be complete by early summer 2018.
  • Works will be halted for the Christmas road embargo from 11th December to early January 2018.
  • During the work three lanes along Haymarket Terrace will be closed. One lane will remain open for traffic heading west out of the city.
  • For inbound traffic a diversion route through Magdala Crescent, along Eglinton Crescent and down Palmerston Place has been agreed with the City of Edinburgh Council.
  • There will be some parking restrictions in certain sections, footpaths will remain open
  • Tram routes will be unaffected.
  • We will be liaising closely with local businesses and residents to ensure that any disruption is minimised.

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