Electricity upgrade works – Pitfour Street/City Road area #dundeewestend

Starting tomorrow – Monday 7th October – Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks will start work to replace the underground electricity cables that serve Pitfour Street and the surrounding areas.
Two new 11kV cables will be installed from Pitfour Street Substation to the junction of Baxter Street and City Road.       It is envisaged the works will be completed next month.
Traffic management will be put in place by their contractors, Inverness Paving. This will include temporary lane closures and parking restrictions along Pitfour Street.     
There should be no interrupting to residents’ electricity supply to carry out these works.      
I recently gave details of the temporary traffic order and you can read this here.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks has issued an explanatory leaflet to residents in the area and you can download this here.    This gives contact details of the project manager should any resident have any query.

Temporary Traffic Order – Pitfour Street and City Road

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 SSE cable renewal works.  The Order is expected to be in force for 5 weeks from 7th October 2019.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Pitfour Street in an eastbound direction between City Road and Roseberry Street (Phase 1) and City Road in a southbound direction between Pentland Avenue and Scott Street (Phase 2).
The Phases will run consecutively.
An alternative route will be available via City Road, Cleghorn Street and Roseberry Street (Phase 1) and Pentland Avenue, Balgay Street, Blackness Road, Rosefield Street and Milnbank Road (Phase 2).
Please forward any comments you may have regarding this proposal to the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1LS.  If you have any queries please contact 433082.

City Road Allotments Open Day

Later this morning, I attended the City Road Allotments Open Day and had the pleasure of officially opening the allotment’s refurbished trailer, which will be a boon for allotment members.     The acquisition of the trailer has been possible thanks to a real effort by the allotment community.
The Open Day was a really great and well-attended event and I was delighted to attend.  It is great to see our local allotments in such good heart!
A few photos from today :
The refurbished trailer – looking fab!
Official ribbon cutting ceremony!


Great stalls at the Open Day!
With Erika and her fabulous raspberry jam!