Disruption is expecting as contractors preparing to begin construction as part of the Trams to Newhaven project will carry out investigation works at various points on the route from later this month.

Ground and site investigation work has been programmed for a number of locations between York Place and Newhaven, starting in Lindsay Road in the week commencing May 20.

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Separately - but planned in conjunction with these works - the Council's roads team will shortly be embarking on a major road resurfacing project in a number of streets surrounding the tram route.

Lesley Macinnes, Edinburgh transport convener, said: “There’s going to be a fair bit of work going on in and around the Leith Walk area over the next few months and we’re keen to make sure people have as much information as possible about what’s happening and why.

"Both projects are aimed at helping the Trams to Newhaven construction phase go as smoothly as possible.

"We'll manage the works extremely closely to minimise noise and disturbance and we would like to thank residents in advance for their understanding while these essential projects are completed.”

Works will be carried out in a number of locations on:

Ocean Drive

Leith Walk

Elm Row

Lindsay Road

Constitution Street

Melrose Drive

Roads affected under the capital Capital road renewals programme:

Abercromby Place

Dublin Street

Albany Street

Broughton Street

East London Street

Annandale Street

Hopetoun Street

McDonald Road

Broughton Road

Bonnington Road

Newhaven Road

Pilrig Street

Academy Street

Duncan Place

Links Place

Great Junction Street

Gordon Street

Vanburgh Place

Dalmeny Street

North Leith Sands

Ocean Drive

East Hermitage Place

Easter Road