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Drivers granted Shandwick Place return

posted 2 Feb 2011, 07:09 by David Rintoul   [ updated 2 Feb 2011, 07:25 ]

Motorists are to be allowed back on to Shandwick Place within weeks after restrictions were eased due to the current suspension of tram works.

The city council is set to approve £5000 worth of measures which will allow westbound traffic to turn left into the street from Lothian Road.

Shandwick Place has been closed to cars since work to move underground pipes and cables started in March 2008.

But with no immediate breakthrough expected in the dispute between tram firm TIE and Bilfinger Berger, the decision has been taken to reopen the road to general traffic.