Major roadworks on Lothian Road set to cause transport chaos till end of April

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ROAD resurfacing works along one of Edinburgh city centre’s main arteries are set to cause major traffic disruption over the next 7 weeks.

Phase 1 of the carriageway works on Lothian Road between Rutland Street and Bread Street begins this evening.

Lothian Road is set to be closed in phases over the next 7 weeks. Picture: TSPL

Lothian Road is set to be closed in phases over the next 7 weeks. Picture: TSPL

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The thoroughfare will be closed in 7 separate phases with the first phase focusing on the southbound lane between Lothian Road and the West Approach Road.

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That section of road will be closed to traffic between 7pm this evening and 7am for the next five nights.

Castle Terrace will be closed except for local access, while traffic heading southbound between Princes Street and Lothian Road will be diverted via Shandwick Place.

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Phase 7, which involves improving footways and crossings around the Usher Hall, is scheduled to be complete by 28 April.