Scottish Gas Networks (SGN) will be upgrading the gas network in the Queensferry Road area of Edinburgh from 16 September 2019.

SGN manages the network distributing gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. They also provide the gas emergency service in these areas.

The project on Queensferry Road involves replacing the old gas mains with a new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply for the area.

Their spokesperson said they are working closely with the local authority in planning the project.

The work will start on Monday 16 September and last for approximately 13 weeks.

It will be necessary to close the following roads to ensure safety :

Orchard Road and Orchard Road South junction with Queensferry Road
Belford Avenue junction with Queensferry Terrace
Queensferry Terrace junction with Queensferry Road

Parking suspensions will be in place throughout our project in the following areas:

Full width of Queensferry Road between Queensferry Terrace and Orchard Road
Signed local diversion routes will be in place for motorists, commuters and access for local residents and businesses will be maintained where possible. We’ll also need to use temporary traffic lights during various stages of the project. These will be manually controlled during peak times to minimise disruption as much as possible.

Phases of this project have been planned to coincide with the autumn school holidays when traffic is likely to be quieter, ensuring disruption is kept to a minimum.

SGN will be working Monday to Friday between 8.00am – 4.00pm, and say they will work at weekends when required. They also said they know that this is a busy area and want to assure the public that work will progress as quickly as possible. They said they will be doing everything they can to limit delays and disruption.

There will be regular updates on the SGN website and they will use social media and traffic bulletins to keep everyone informed.

Call SGN on 0131 469 1728 during office hours (8.00am to 4.00pm) or 0800 912 1700 to contact their customer service team.