Portadam on Water of Leith

Video showing work on the Water of Leith

Colinton Tunnel

Construction traffic going through Colinton Tunnel

Work started on the 12th October 2020 and is now complete

Work involves the construction of a new CSO chamber with a powered screen and associated pipework.  

Project overview:

A site compound is situated at the Spylaw carpark. Unfortunately this will mean that for the duration of the project, the car park will be closed during the week but will opened at the weekends. There will be diversions in place for pedestrians and cyclists. 

To enable the safe delivery of materials to the construction area, there will be a convoy system in place along a 1km stretch of the walkway. All materials will be taken by tractor and trailer under vehicle escort. This will be between the site entrance at Spylaw Car Park and the construction site at Colinton Dell. A temporary footpath will be provided for pedestrians and cyclists to maintain access past the working area. 

We are aware that visitor numbers along this stretch of the Water of Leith walkway is very high, especially during school holidays and with the added attraction of the Colinton Tunnel. We are working with the project team to minimise the impact of the work on it. We do, however, remind people that this is a working construction site and ask that the public be careful and stay safe when visiting and moving through the site. 


Convoy Route for Kingsknowe site