York Place reopens after two weeks of disruption and 1.2 mile diversion due to roadworks

The closure, which meant a 1.2 mile diversion for drivers, ended overnight.

Monday, 2nd December 2019, 8:13 am
Updated Monday, 2nd December 2019, 8:20 am
The work at Picardy Place is nearing completion

The closure of York Place as part of the final stages of the Picardy Place works has finished, meaning drivers will no longer have to drive 1.2 miles out of their way.The diversion, which had been in place since Friday 15 November had caused significant delays for commuters and drivers attempting to travel via Leith Street.

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However, the road has now fully reopened with only minor temporary restrictions still in place.

The work was to allow the road layout to be changed to allow for trams to travel down Leith Walk and to improve the road for cyclists and pedestrians as part of the final phase of works at Picardy Place.

Temporary traffic management measures including a new right turn signal from Queen Street Gardens East into Queen Street and no right turn from Hanover Street into Queen Street will remain in place until the end of Wednesday.