By Lauren Beehan and Marion Guichaoua
Edinburgh’s Waverley Bridge will be closed to all southbound traffic for four weeks, leading to disruption for motorists and the city’s Bus Tours.
The bridge will close at 6am tomorrow to facilitate improvements to pedestrian access to Waverley Station.
The move will cause temporary detours for Edinburgh Bus Tours, most of whose routes begin on Waverley Bridge.
Councillor Lesley Hinds, Transport Convener, said: “We appreciate that these works will inevitably cause some inconvenience for traffic heading south and we would ask for the public’s patience while we get this much-needed improvement work completed.”
Motorists who wish to access Market Street from Princes Street will have to take a mile-long detour, either via Queen Street and the Mound, or over North Bridge and High Street.
Mark Heritage, assistant operations manager at Edinburgh Bus Tours, said that the building contractors had worked with the company to minimise problems, but a small fall in passenger numbers was to be expected for the next four weeks.