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Replacement of HLR / Seafield / Portobello Rd Roundabout

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Postby Porty » 11 Dec 2008, 19:49

How very true! And no doubt deadly accurate. Seriously, it looks almost finished to me. I don't get why its going to take 3 or 4 months! Have you always been a roadworks cynic- or realist as you will likely retort.
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Postby seashell » 15 Jan 2009, 15:36

Here's a great quote from the article

"City transport convener Councillor Phil Wheeler said: "The contractor hopes to have the junction open to traffic by the end of March but, as with any project of this nature, this is subject to change.

"The council has no control over factors such as the weather.

"Regular contact is being maintained with the contractor to monitor progress and costs." "

Fair enough - but the concil DOES have control over proper planning. Is it too much to think they should have done risk assessments and foreseen the problems? Oh - and why on earth can't they insist on appropriate staffing to ensure that work gets done at a decent pace. This fiasco is proceeding at a snails pace.

It's a total shambles - but no less than we have come to expect from the Council
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Postby SoupDragon » 15 Jan 2009, 16:23

I passed through the roadworks today
Noted 1 guy workinh in a digger!
1 texting
1 smoking
2 blethering

I never know where the give way line is
and the traffic lights seem to have no provision for pedestrians
How anyone is supposed to cross there safely in daylight let alone at night is beyond me

I noticed Wangi's comment and agree totally
When the shrubs and bushes were cut down the whole area was more visible and easier to use
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Postby Grunk » 16 Jan 2009, 13:37

Cutting down those bushes would definitely have improved safety at the round about, Anyone who ever used the roundabout could have seen that.

It's almost as if the planners/consultants just looked at a map and saw "roundabout" without even looking at the actual site, so the obvious choice was to replace it with traffic lights.

What's really annoying is the fact that the roundabout was huge, it could have easily been rescaled to allow for 3 lanes around it with part time signaling for rush hour traffic.

My current theory is that one of the council planners keeps failing their driving test because they can't do roundabouts. So the obvious choice is to clear away all the roundabouts near the driving test centre.
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Postby Grunk » 29 Jan 2009, 13:46

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Roadworks make my street like a river full of crocodiles

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Postby BeachBum » 31 Jan 2009, 13:34

[url=http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/latestnews/Third-Princes-Street-tram-works.4933756.jp]
Article in the Evening News today (31/1/09)

Atleast at the former roundabout there hasnt been anyone knocked down (that I know of).

Unlike Princes Street which is blighted by works associated with the return of trams to the city. This is the third accident in as many weeks due to what seems to be partially down to bad provison for pedestrians in regards to signage, barriers etc; [/url]
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Postby Grunk » 11 Feb 2009, 13:35

<a href="http://news.scotsman.com/edinburgh/Transport-chief-says-sorry-for.4967592.jp"> Apology </a>

Which is of little comfort really. I suspect that it wont actually change how transport is planned in the city one iota.

<a href="http://news.scotsman.com/edinburgh/Traffic-lights-plan-at-amber.4967552.jp"> Possibly the next roundabout to be replaced by a poorly thought out traffic light system </a>
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