Getting things done – Richmond Terrace #dundeewestend

Residents have complained to me about the state of the roadway in Richmond Terrace, including potholes.
I contacted the council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership about this and have now been advised as follows :
“The Road Maintenance Partnership inspector has carried out an inspection of this area and has raised orders for pothole repairs to be done with a timescale for repair of approximately one month or sooner.”

#WestEndDecides – event on Monday!

As I have already publicised, Dundee’s Participatory Budgeting process “Dundee Decides” is now live – you can read more at vote here
If you live in Dundee, please go onto the site, select the ward in which you live (eg West End) and select which of the six identified projects you would like to see funded and delivered by the City Council. 
You have until 23rd March to vote.
There’s a West End drop-in event on Monday – 26th February – 2pm to 6pm at Blackness Library – where you can find out more – all welcome!

Friends of Wighton update …

From Sheena Wellington :

Wighton Heritage Centre at the Central Library :   Saturday 24th February at 11am (doors open 10.30am) 
Cappuccino Concert with Sandy Brechin, accordion 
and Ewan Wilkinson, vocals and guitar
Sandy and Ewan have been playing together for twelve years now, combining Ewan’s rich baritone singing and unique guitar style with Sandy’s lightning fast accordion playing and backing vocals. 
 The duo have toured all over the world, including Australia, The Middle East, Scandinavia and all over the British Isles.     
A selection of some of the best traditional songs from Scotland (and even some from England!) are interwoven with Ewan’s own songs and Sandy’s high-energy tunes sets to make a dazzling show. 
Admission £5 with tea/coffee available for small donation.

Update on closed path #dundeewestend

Residents have asked when the public pathway to the west side of Harris Academy down to Riverside – currently closed for railway bridge works – will re-open.
The City Council has updated me as follows :
“The works are due to be completed by the 23rd of February. 
This delay is because much of the work requires night time possessions and access is granted conditionally by Network Rail. 
We have also been restricted somewhat by inclement weather.”

Temporary Traffic Order – Riverside Approach #dundeewestend

From the City Council :
Dundee City Council proposes to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating railway bridge works.  The Order is expected to be in force for 9 days from 23 February 2018.    Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Riverside Approach from a point 60 metres or thereby south of its junction with Magdalen Yard Road to Riverside Drive overnight (2200 – 0600) from Friday 23 February 2018 until Monday 4 March 2018.
Pedestrian access and vehicular access to premises will be maintained where possible.
An alternative route will be available via Roseangle, Perth Road, West Marketgait, West Port Roundabout, West Marketgait, South Marketgait, South Union Street, Riverside Drive and reverse.
For further information, please contact the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee  DD1 1LS – 433275.

Weekly Road Report – West End Ward #dundeewestend

Riverside Drive at Dundee Railway Station – eastbound nearside lane closure for 2 weeks for footway works.
Glamis Road (Blackness Road to Dickson Avenue) – closed from Monday 19 February for up to 10 days for footway and tree works.
West Marketgait (Overgate Lane to Nethergate) – southbound nearside lane closure from Monday 19 February for 2 weeks for SSE cable overlay.
Riverside Drive (at Botanic Garden) – off peak (9.30am – 3.30pm) temporary traffic lights for one week for street lighting duct installation works.
Forthcoming Roadworks
West Hendersons Wynd (from Douglas Street for a distance of 50m) – closed on Tuesday 13 March for Scottish Water repair works.

Bus diversions during Glamis Road closure – an update #dundeewestend

Further to my update last Wednesday about bus diversions during the temporary closure of Glamis Road between the rounadbouts with Blackness Road and Dickson Avenue, the City Council has now advised of an amendment to this to accommodate access to Royal Victoria Hospital.
Here’s the council’s update :
“The Roads Maintenance Partnership has taken the decision to allow bus services X7/8 and 204 to access Royal Victoria Hospital.
Diversions for services X7/8 and 204 are now complicated and therefore not described in detail but in simple terms passengers normally boarding at Glamis Road can use Royal Victoria Hospital as a boarding point.
Due to the works bus services cannot stop on Glamis Road.
I think the vast majority of passengers will use the option of catching buses on Blackness Road or Ninewells Avenue.”
New public notice :