Rush-hour disruption in Edinburgh as traffic builds up and buses are delayed around roadworks

Morning commuters have been hit with delays.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 9:01 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 9:07 am

Morning commuters have been hit with further disruption in Edinburgh today around roadworks currently taking place around the building site of the new St James Centre.

Buses are being delayed and a picture shared with the Evening News shows head-to-tail traffic jams on Waterloo Place, which has been described as 'gridlocked'.

One commuter, writing on Twitter, said: "Complete gridlock in Waterloo Place.

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"With all the data, tools and expertise can no-one in @Edinburgh_CC [Edinburgh Council] think about how to minimise disruption from roadworks at top of Leith Walk. Any planning?"

Lothian Buses also took to Twitter to let passengers know there would be delays to a their services.

The affected services are: 25, 104, 113, 124, X15, X38, X7, X44, X24, X26, X28, X27, X5, X18 and X17.

Buses are being delayed and a picture shared with the Evening News shows head-to-tail traffic jams on Waterloo Place, which has been described as 'gridlocked'. PIC: @EdinburghPython

York Place shut going westbound between Broughton Street and Elder Street on Friday 15 November and will remain closed until Sunday 1 December to allow for the final touches to the new road layout.

The Council-run Edinburgh Travel Twitter account tweeted to warn travellers of the congestions, saying: "Leith Walk/Picardy area is busy but definitely better than it was on Monday.

"Long queues / delays on Regent Road / Waterloo Place again though."