Such is the obsession with digging up Edinburgh’s roads that, less than two years after the tram work on the roads was supposedly completed on the only half mile that was completed, they’re digging up Princes Street once again. They’re digging it up because the original work wasn’t done properly in the first place, and as a result the tarmac was beginning to crack at the edges of the tramlines. Edinburgh’s tram project is already the worst-run project in the history of civil engineering, and now there is going to be an additional 10 months of disruption along the busiest street in the capital.
So important is this work, and the desire to get it done quickly, that it is rumoured that they’ve put at least a couple of men onto it. When tourists get bored with looking at the castle, now they can now play ‘Spot the workman’.
The following photos were taken this afternoon at 2:30
Here’s an example of the bits that need redoing: