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Haymarket Terrace sewer upgrade resumes in early January

28 December 2017



The £2.5m project to upgrade a section of Victorian-era sewer will resume at Haymarket Terrace from Sunday 7 January 2018.


The work to install a new 1.2m diameter storm storage sewer pipe, starting on Haymarket Terrace at the junction with Magdala Crescent and moving East towards Haymarket Station began in early October 2017.

During the 9 weeks on site Scottish Water have carried out the preliminary work of diverting numerous other utilities and have laid almost 50 metres of new sewer at a depth of approximately 3 metres. 

The road closures and diversion route in place before the Christmas break will now recommence and includes:

  • 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 will be in place through Magdala Crescent, along Eglinton Crescent and down Palmerston Place
  • Local access will remain open, though there will be some parking restrictions in certain sections and footpaths will remain open
  • Tram routes will be unaffected, bus route diversions are in place and taxis will be accommodated at temporary ranks.

Scott Fraser, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager, said: “The project to increase capacity and reduce the risk of flooding for properties and businesses is progressing well.

“In January the work to excavate and install the new sewage pipe will continue along Haymarket Terrace, nearby to Coates Gardens /Haymarket Yards. At the same time we will be working closely with other utility providers who are required to divert their services for the project.


“We’d like to thank the local community in for their patience and understanding whilst this essential work is carried out.”