Weeks of disruption expected as roadworks get under way
A £500,000 scheme to resurface Edinburgh's Lothian Road is expected to last until late April.
Roads in Edinburgh's west end will be closed overnight for six weeks as work gets under way on a programme of repairs.
The £500,000 scheme to resurface Lothian Road will also include road marking renewals, footway and traffic signal upgrades and drainage improvements.
In a bid to minimise traffic disruption, resurfacing of the carriageway between junctions with Princes Street and Morrison Street will take place between 7pm and 6am, with noise restrictions in place during the night.
All footway and traffic signal works, which are being carried out at the Usher Hall pedestrian crossing, will happen during the day.
Lesley Macinnes, Edinburgh Council's transport and environment convener, said: "As part of our ongoing investment into enhancing our roads network, this project will result in major improvements to a key city centre route, used by thousands of people every day.
"Our long-term vision is to create a more liveable, welcoming environment in areas such as Lothian Road, and in line with this, the resurfacing project will improve the experience for all road users in the short term.
"During the programme of work we will make every effort to minimise disruption, liaising closely with local residents and businesses and keeping noise levels as low as possible."
To allow works to be carried out safely a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) has been put in place to close off various roads and junctions, suspend on-street parking and ban turns where necessary.
All traffic management will be removed each morning, returning the area to normal throughout the day.