Update on Comiston Road & Braid Road

A Council Roads officer has issued announcements on Comiston Road and also on Braid Road (see below).  The Spaces for People measures should be up for discussion at a Council meeting next Thursday 20th August - maybe ordinary councillors might get a say!

Comiston Road

A design risk review has been undertaken endeavouring to consider all points of concern that have been raised regarding the project designs, and the Designers Risk Assessment has been updated accordingly.

The designs have been updated slightly in some places to respond to this, namely:

  • The bus stop adjacent to Braid Hills Road in Phase 2 has been slightly relocated further from the junction to improve visibility splays
  • Parking bays have been widened to 2.5m
  • The cycle crossing of Comiston Springs Avenue has been updated to provide clear priority for cycles over turning vehicles

In addition, in response to suggestions from Lothian Buses, we are now proposing to introduce a Bus Lane southbound on the approach to the Frogston/ Oxgangs Road crossroads.

Updated Phase 1 and 2 designs will be circulated shortly.

Construction of Phase 1 of Comiston Road will now commence on Monday 17 August. The delay is due to minor delays experienced by the contractor on completing the Ferry Road Spaces for People scheme where they are currently working.

Braid Road

A review of the Braid Road closure has taken place. It has been decided that Braid Road will remain closed at least until after the implementation of both the Comiston Road cycleway, and the continuing route between Greenbank Crossroads and the Meadows. At such a time as both of these projects have been implemented and bedded in a further review of Braid Road will take place giving full consideration to the traffic situation at that time.

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