Edinburgh's Queen Street roadworks causing major traffic delays

Traffic at a standstill. Pic: Shutterstock
Traffic at a standstill. Pic: Shutterstock
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Drivers in Edinburgh have been facing major delays this afternoon because of roadworks in the city's Queen Street.

The maintenance works, taking place on a section of the road between North Charlotte Street and North St David Street, involves carriageway resurfacing, pedestrian crossing upgrades and ironwork repairs.

And a Tweet within the last hour by Edinburgh Travel News, which is run by members of the council's roads team, read: "Queen Street lane closures beginning to cause some significant issues now - westbound queues are back through Picardy rbt and affecting Broughton Street, Leith Walk and Leith Street. Eastbound queues are back to Randolph Crescent and through Charlotte Square."

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Edinbugh Travel News added that the road was, at one point today, down to a single lane each way between Frederick Street and Hanover Street.

The roadworks are due to end on November 17.