Information – Roadworks at Gogar Roundabout- 19-23 April 2017

Over the past few months JC Decaux have been working off peak at the Gogar Roundabout preparing foundations for 2 large gantries which will support 2 large screens. JC Decaux are nearly ready to lift these gantries into place. Signage was placed out last week on the approaches to Gogar Roundabout to inform drivers of the impending road works. This is not a typical crane lift as the gantries come in 4 sections which must be assembled on site and then lifted into place using  much larger cranes. JC Decaux will make the decision on Wednesday 12th as to whether the works will go ahead as planned. Right now long range forecasts look favourable.


JC Decaux plan to carry out the works as follows;

  • Eastbound (citybound) closure of the two lanes form 20:00 on Wednesday 19th April
  • Both lanes will remain closed while the 4 sections of each gantry are assembled by cranes.
  • Both the East and West bound lanes will be closed from 18:00 on Saturday to allow for the two gantries to be lifted into place by two much larger cranes.
  • If everything goes to plan then the carriageway should be reopened by about 06:00 on the Sunday morning. Sunday is there as a contingency should it be required.
  • If the works go ahead and the lift cannot happen on the Saturday or Sunday then the gantry would remain in place and be lifted at the next opportunity Monday 20:00 to 06:00. JCDecaux will only go ahead with the works if there is a very high certainty of the weather being favourable. The fall back would be the next weekend.

Throughout Thursday and Friday we will be monitoring these works closely and members of the Council’s Traffic Signals team will be on site to make any adjustments that might be required.

If anyone has any questions or requires further information please give me a call on 0131 529 3717 or 07834333677.


Patrick Coogan | Road Engineer | North West Locality | The City of Edinburgh Council | The Drumbrae Library Hub, 81 Drum Brae Drive, Edinburgh, EH4 7FE | Tel 0131 529 3717 | Fax 0131 469 5551 |

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