Planned works due to start across the tram route in September have been put on hold following last week’s Council decision to implement the first phase from the airport to Haymarket.

This includes the planned remedial programme for Princes Street which was due to start this weekend. The Council reports that a decision on this package of works has been delayed for one week.

This means that the traffic diversion planned for this Saturday will not go ahead. However, there will be a diversion implemented on Sunday morning to accommodate the Festival Fireworks that evening. This will be for a period of around two hours in the morning and then a further three hours in the evening.