Getting things done … Glamis Drive

I recently received residents’ complaints about the condition of Glamis Drive – several potholes, sunken water drain covers and a damaged channel along the roadway at one section.    

Earlier in the month, I raised these matters with the Roads Maintenance Partnership and also asked that, given the general deterioration with the whole section of roadway in Glamis Drive, the road be considered for full resurfacing in the future.

 
I have received a response as follows:
 
“The defective water toby covers have been reported to Scottish Water.   A number of potholes have recently been repaired.   An order is to be raised for the filling of the grooved section of the carriageway and this will be done in the near future as soon as resources are available.
The 2014/2015 thin surfacing works have already been identified but Glamis Drive will be considered for inclusion in future programmes of work along with all other locations throughout the city and as funding allows.”
Scottish Water has now progressed the water toby cover repair – see Public Notice from the City Council below:
 
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 Scottish Water repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Glamis Drive (between Hazel Drive and Hillside Road), Dundee.
 
This notice comes into effect on Sunday 4 May 2014 for 1 day.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Glamis Road/Perth Road/Invergowrie Drive.
 
For further information contact 433082.
 
Director of City Development
Dundee City Council
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Latest West End updates …

RYEHILL LANE/PERTH ROAD JUNCTION : Residents have mentioned that the seating area here needs tidied and weeds removed.   The Regional Operations Manager for the owners of the site (J C Decaux UK Ltd) has advised me “I will have this attended to this week and will ensure it is kept in good condition.”

HUNTER STREET : A resident contacted me to say that the bollard on a traffic island has been flattened by a vehicle. The Council’s City Development Department advises that, “the street lighting section have recorded this damaged bollard in their defects database and it will be repaired within the next week or so.”

GLAMIS PLACE : Following a resident complaining to me that the drainage gully here was blocked, I wrote to the City Engineer asking for this to be attended to – and he has replied – “I am advised that there is only one gully in Glamis Place. Records have been checked and the gully machine has not attended this location in the past few months. The gully has been checked on site and found to be at least partly choked with silt. As such arrangements have been made for the gully machine to attend and clear the debris.”

Glamis Place and Glamis Terrace

From a resident :

“There is an old street sign on a wooden pole at the bottom of Glamis Place – it is rotten. As the pavements in both Glamis Terrance and Glamis Place are to be tarred and adopted in this fiscal year, I wonder if this old sign can be removed? Also the sign at the bottom of Glamis Terrace has been defaced. Can this be replaced as well?”

I raised this matter with the City Council and have received the following response :

“The upgrading of the unadopted footways in Glamis Place and Glamis Terrace is programmed for August. I will inspect the street name plates and any poles within the next two weeks and organise any replacement poles prior to the footway works starting.”

Winter maintenance

With all the snow over the past few days, the feedback from residents is that the Roads Maintenance Partnership has copied generally very well with gritting across the city.

There have been issues about the gritting of some residential streets – inevitable given the 330+ miles of non-trunk roads the council has to cover – and I have raised the concerns raised by residents in a number of streets – such as Shaftesbury Road and Taylor’s Lane (in the latter case, the ‘top half’ of the southern part, possibly because of access problems facing the gritter) – and also the need to keep grit bins filled – an example being at Glamis Place.

I am grateful to the City Engineer and the team in the Roads Maintenance Partnership for their responsiveness on the issues raised.