Temporary traffic order – Blackness Road

From the City Council :
 
THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1)
 
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of surface dressing works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Blackness Road (Glamis Road to Blackness Avenue), Dundee.
 
This notice comes into effect on Saturday 22 June 2019 from 12 noon to 4pm.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Alternative routes are available via Glamis Road / Perth Road / Blackness Avenue.
 
For further information contact 433082.
 
Head of Roads and Transportation
Dundee City Council

Temporary Traffic Order – Blackness Road

From the City Council :
 
THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 14(1)
 
THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of carriageway patching works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Blackness Road (from Glamis Road to Blackness Avenue), Dundee.
 
This notice comes into effect on Wednesday 5th June 2019 for 5 working days.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Glamis Road / Perth Road / Blackness Avenue and reverse
 
For further information contact 433168.
 
Executive Director of City Development
Dundee City Council
 
(The diversion routes can be viewed here)

Getting things done – Blackness Road #dundeewestend

Many residents have contacted me concerned about the need for a better road surface in parts of Blackness Road.

I raised this with the council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership and have received the following positive response :

Blackness Road from Glamis Road to Glenagnes Road has been identified for possible inclusion on the 2019/2020 Carriageway Programme for surface dressing subject to available funding.”

Blackness Post Office – electronic door entry #dundeewestend

Residents have reported concerns that the electronic door entry button at Blackness Post Office, to assist customers with mobility difficulties, is still not working and so I again took this up with Post Office Limited.
 
The company’s External Affairs Manager has responded positively as follows 
 
“Thank you for getting in touch in relation to the door entry button at Blackness Road Post Office. 
 
I have asked the field team to raise this issue with the postmaster. You may know that the vast majority of our post offices are operated by independent agents. As such Post Office ltd is not responsible for the building. 
 
Before we issue a contact which allows agents to provide services, we do insist on certain things such as the building being accessible for people with disabilities. This usually means that the branch needs to be DDA compliant. I don’t believe such a button comes under this legislation. 
 
Therefore whilst we can ask and encourage the postmaster to take action, we unfortunately cannot insist on such action being taken as it doesn’t breach any contractual issues. 
 
That said we will impress on the postmaster the importance of getting this fixed and the inconvenience it is causing customers.”

Scottish Water works Blackness Road – bus stops #dundeewestend

A number of constituents have commented to me about the lack of temporary bus stops on Blackness Road during the Scottish Water temporary works.
 
I contacted the City Council’s transportation team about this and have been advused as follows :
 
“The extent of the works is temporary traffic lights contained within the area between Forest Park Road and Rosefield Street. 
As a result two bus stops are affected, namely Blackness Road opp Forest Park Road and Blackness Road opp Annfield Street.
The contractor has displayed signs informing passengers that both bus stops are out of use.
A temporary stop cannot be erected in place of either bus stop due to safety. Installing stops to the east would mean buses stopping outside the Fire Station, or close to a bend, which are also close to an excavation and in an area which has limited footway close to the carriageway. 
Furthermore temporary stops cannot be installed to the west, as this area is still confined within the works, and installing stops outside the works area would mean they were too close to existing bus stops.
Passengers should instead use existing bus stops, Blackness Road opp Peddie Street and near Abbotsford Street which are both approximately 250-300m west of the bus stops which are out of use.”


Scottish Water’s Corporate Affairs Officer advised me earlier this week that :

“The original timescale was 2 weeks from 9th October.  I would fully expect all works to be completed by end of play Sunday 22nd October.”

Temporary Traffic Order – Blackness Road Area

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 Scottish Water mains renewal works.  The Order is expected to be in force for 2 weeks from 9 October 2017.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
 
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all (1) a left turn into Blackness Road from Rosefield Street, (2) a left turn into Blackness Road from Rosefield Place and (3) all vehicular traffic in Annfield Road between Blackness Road and Annfield Street.
 
Pedestrian access and vehicular access to premises will be maintained where possible.  All closures will run simultaneously.
 
An alternative route will be available via (1 & 2) Blackness Road, Peddie Street, Hawkhill and Bellfield Street and (3) Annfield Street, Peddie Street and Blackness Road.
 
Any queries should be directed to the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee  DD1 1LS – 433082.

Blackness Post Office – automated door concern

Residents have brought to my attention concerns that the automated front door at Blackness Post Office has not been working.
 
The electronic door is very helpful for people with mobility difficulties and those using wheelchairs to get into the Post Office, so I wrote to Post Office Limited about the concern raised.
 
I have received the following helpful response from the External Affairs Manager at Post Office Limited :
 
“I have made enquiries about the automatic door mechanism at Blackness Road Post Office.  … The premises and door are the responsibility of the shop owner and  it is up to each individual retailer whether or not  they have an automatic door but, in order that the requirements of the Equality Act are met, Post Office ask that the entrance door, access to the counter and turning spaces for a wheelchair meet our minimum specifications.
 
In this case,  the agent at Blackness Road has advised that since he took over the door has not functioned automatically but he will look into the possibility of having the mechanism repaired.  He has also advised that they are always on hand and happy to help any customer who requires assistance.”