Leith Walk to return to normal after works

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LEITH Walk is set to get back to normal following tram works – in six months.

The city council promised the “remediation and reinstatement works” after the decision to end the tram line at York Place instead of continuing to Newhaven.

Work that will take place includes road resurfacing, the reintroduction of on-street parking, the return of the Foot of the Walk and London Road junctions and the return of pedestrian crossings.

A number of monuments and public art pieces – including the Sherlock Holmes statue on Picardy Place and the Leith Walk pigeons – will be reinstated.

But the work will not take place until Scottish Water completes works already being carried out in Leith Walk, expected to take six months.

Councillor Gordon Mackenzie, the city’s transport leader, said: “We made a commitment to press ahead with a programme of improvement works and proposals are now emerging.”