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Important Dates

Friday 30 Nov 2018 Phase 1 works finish. Brighton Place re-opens
Thursday 6 Dec 2018 Portobello Christmas event
Monday 7 Jan 2019 Phase 2 works start. Brighton Place closes

Brighton Place Update

Phase 1 of the sett renewal work started on 24 September 2018.

  • Portobello High Street to Lee Crescent has now been fully excavated.
  • Works has started on laying the foundation layer of the road construction.
  • A water main encased in concrete has been discovered during the excavation works. This was unexpected but we’ve agreed a plan with Scottish Water that will allow the road base to be installed as planned.
  • Residents in Brunstane Road raised issues with increased traffic once the diversion was put in place. Additional diversion signage has since been installed to discourage drivers from taking this route.
  • Richard Cobb has been appointed as our Brighton Place Liaison Officer. You can contact him about any issue relating to the sett renewal work: Richard.Cobb@capita.co.uk 07713 352 847.
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    Bus Diversions

    Bus diversions from Monday 1 October

    • Service 21 – between Portobello High Street and Duddingston Park South, buses will be diverted via Abercorn Terrace, Joppa Road, Musselburgh Road, Milton Road East and Milton Road (Duddingston Crescent) in both directions. Please note that buses will operate non-stop between Windsor Place and Duddingston Crescent on this diversion.
    • Service 42 – between Seafield Road East and Duddingston Road, buses will be diverted via Portobello Road, Northfield Broadway and Mountcastle Drive North in both directions. Will not directly serve Portobello.
    • Service 49 – between Wakefield Avenue and Duddingston Park, buses will be diverted via Portobello Road, Northfield Broadway, Mountcastle Drive North and Duddingston Road in both directions. Will not directly serve Portobello.
    • Service 69 – between Portobello Road (Inchview Terrace) and Portobello High Street (westbound), buses will be diverted via Portobello High Street (eastbound) and terminate at the eastbound bus stop at Windsor Place. Return journeys will start at the westbound bus stop at Windsor Place.

    Interchange between these and other services to/from Portobello will be available in Portobello Road (21, 26 & 124) and Duddingston Park South (21).
    Information is available on the Lothian Buses website.