Project status prepare

Project Overview

This investment project will help reduce the risk of flooding in the lower area of Craigleith Road in Edinburgh.  It will increase the capactiy of the sewer network to help better protect properties and streets from sewer flooding at time of heavy rainfall.

What we are doing

Work will involve the installation of new, larger diameter sewer pipes on Craigleith Road and Orchard Bank, along with the construction of a 12 metre diameter, 10 metre deep storm water storage tank within land on the south east corner of the former Royal Victoria Hospital site adjacent to the existing gate house. During the works there will be traffic management needed and local road closures on Craiglieth Road, Orchard Bank and Orchard Place. 

Why we are doing it

A number of residents in the area have previously been affected by sewer flooding. The work being done here will increase the capacity of the local waste water network and will provide extra storage during heavy rainfall. This improvement project will help reduce the risk of flooding in the lower area of Craigleith Road.