Temporary Traffic Order – Logie Street and Lochee Road Area – and bus information

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 8 weeks from 29 August 2016.  Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
 
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in (1) Logie Street southbound between Loons Road and City Road, (2) Lochee Road: Phase 1 – southbound between Tullideph Road and Dudhope Terrace and Phase 2 – southbound between Dudhope Terrace and Park Street, (3) Rankine Street between Lochee Road and Inverary Terrace, (4) Cleghorn Street between Lochee Road and Benvie Road, (5) Muirton Road between Old Muirton Road and Logie Street, (6) Lower Pleasance between Lochee Road and Brewery Lane and (7) Gardners Lane at its junction with Lochee Road.
 
More than one road may be closed at any one time.  The one-way order relating to Muirton Road (Old Muirton Road to Lochee Road) will be rescinded for the duration of the works.
 
Alternative routes will be available via (1) Loons Road/Gardner Street/Rankine Street, (2) Phase 1 – Tullideph Road/City Road/Milnbank Road/Polepark Road and Phase 2 – Dudhope Terrace/Infirmary Brae/Barrack Road/Constitution Road/North Marketgait/Ladywell Roundabout/North Marketgait, (3) Lochee Road/Logie Street/Loons Road/Gardner Street, (4) Benvie Road/Fyffe Street/Polepark Road/Lochee Road, (5) Muirton Road/Ancrum Road/Logie Street, (6) Lochee Road/Polepark Road/Brewery Lane and (7) Lochee Road/Dudhope Terrace/St Mary Place/St Mary Street.
 
Any queries regarding this proposal, please contact the Network Management Team, City Development Department on 433082.
 
Bus detour information from Xplore Dundee :
 
Logie Street closure (city bound) – 29 August for 2 weeks (The road closure is southward (city centre bound) only) –
 
Services 9/10 (Outer Circle)
No diversion necessary.
 
Service 23 (from Lochee, towards City Centre)
Normal route to Lochee High Street, then via Loons Road, Gardner Street, Rankine Street, crossing Lochee Road to Cleghorn Street, then via City Road, Pentland Avenue and then normal route.
 
Services 23a & 28/29 (from Lochee, towards City Centre)
Normal routes to Lochee High Street, then via Loons Road, Gardner Street, Rankine Street, Lochee Road and then normal route.
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Scottish Water – further consultation event

With the Scottish Water infrastructure works currently in the Nethergate/Perth Road shopping area and hopefully concluding later this month, the work then moves to the Blackness Road area running up City Road and adjacent streets to the Lochee Road area.
 
Scottish Water has advised of a consultation event about this tomorrow as follows :
 
What we are doing :    We are upgrading the water pipes to ensure you continue to enjoy clear, fresh drinking water, and reduce the chance of pipes bursting. The work will involve the lining and flushing of existing water mains in and around the Blackness Road/City Road/Lochee Road areas of Dundee.  We would like to tell you about our plans and how this will affect you.
 
We are holding an Information Event at:
 
The Mitchell Street Centre, Mitchell Street, Dundee DD2 2LJ, ROOM 1 on Thursday 4th August 2016.  Please pop in anytime between 16.00hrs and 19.00hrs 
 
What you need to know :
 
• This planned work will involve disruption to the water supply in the area and may involve the need to boil water following any interruption to supply.
• There will also be extensive roadworks during our works. This will include the use of temporary traffic lights and lane/road closures which may also include access and parking restrictions.
• At our Information Event, our project team will be on hand to discuss our work, how it will be managed and answer any concerns you may.  Please come along.
• This work is part of a wider programme of work across Dundee.
Where are we working
 
To ensure the safety of our customers, there will be traffic management measures in place, at the following locations, on a rolling programme;
 
Logie Street, Blackness Road,
 
Lochee Road, Abbotsford Street,
 
St Mary Place, Peddie Street,
 
Mitchell Street,    Annfield Street,
 
Benvie Road, Blackness Street,
 
Fyffe Street, Rosefield Place,
 
Eassons Angle, Ure Street,
 
City Road,    Rosefield Street,
 
Milnbank Road.
 
Important Note:  Please note that depending on progress with work currently ongoing elsewhere in Dundee, we may be in a position to start work in some areas above week commencing 8th August 2016.  This means some customers may receive letters advising of upcoming work before our Information Event.  No works will start on site until after the Information Event has taken place.

Dundee air quality concerns – council brings in consultants to tackle concerns

I have welcomed news that Dundee City Council has engaged expert consultants to look in-depth at the air quality problems at two locations – Lochee Road and Seagate – and recommend possible steps that could further improve the air quality in these areas.
 
The City Council’s Head of Community Safety and Protection has advised me that the council has commissioned two consultants- SAIS & Bureau Veritas – to undertake scenario testing of possible traffic management solutions and other mitigation options covering the Lochee Road.   The council is awaiting the outcome the assessments of the Lochee Road expert work and expects to receive the final reports by the end of March.   
 
In relation to Seagate, JMP Consultants has been commissioned to undertake a review of the transport issues currently being experienced by all road users, including pedestrians, cyclists, bus users and operators, taxi users and operators, hauliers, cars, residents and business.   This has the aim of identifying options that would improve traffic movement and reduce air pollution concentrations.    In the case of Seagate, the council has received a draft report which recommends a traffic management solution for the area and the proposals are currently being considered. 
 
I welcome the work being undertaken to look at possible additional measures of improve air quality in these areas, although any proposals will have to be carefully considered.     It is vital there is a proactive approach to tackling the air quality issue.   
 
I have raised this on numerous occasions with the council in the past and we need to see a situation where no Dundee streets have unacceptable air quality.   A significant number of my own constituents live in the tenement flats on the south side of Lochee Road near to the junction where nitrogen dioxide are unacceptably high.   It is therefore important that the council has a clear strategy for improving air quality here.
 
Recent work by Friends of the Earth again highlighted concerns about air quality in the two streets in Dundee as being amongst the most polluted in Scotland.   The full details are below:
 
Top 10 most polluted streets for nitrogen dioxide in 2015 (figures in microgrammes per cubic meter, European standard 40): 
 
• St. John’s Road Edinburgh: 65 microgrammes
• Hope Street Glasgow: 60 microgrammes
Seagate, Dundee: 50 microgrammes
• Atholl Street, Perth: 48 microgrammes
Lochee Road, Dundee: 48 microgrammes
• Union Street, Aberdeen: 46 microgrammes
• Queensferry Road, Edinburgh: 41 microgrammes
• Wellington Road, Aberdeen: 41 microgrammes

Lochee Road resurfacing work

I have had a number of constituent enquiries about the proposed road closure in part of Lochee Road (Tullideph Road to Dudhope Terrace – southbound only) from 20th April for road resurfacing.
 
The Depute Roads Maintenance Partnership Manager at Dundee City Council/Tayside Contracts has advised me of further details as follows :
 
The works involve the resurfacing of a section of Lochee Road as shown below :
The two areas identified as phases 1 (blue) and 2 (yellow) shall both be completed as part of these works and are programmed to be undertaken consecutively. The areas are assigned individual phase numbers in the attached drawings for the purpose of identifying the area of works relative to the associated diversion route.
 
Also by clicking here you can see a plan that details the proposed diversion routes for each of the phases of work.
 
The works are programmed to commence on Monday 20/04/15 and are programmed to be completed by Friday 08/05/15, subject to potential weather related delays. This programme duration encompasses the completion of both phase 1 and 2 of the works.
 
I can confirm consultation letters shall be issued on the week commencing 06/04/15 to residents and interested parties. Information boards detailing the forthcoming closures shall also be erected in advance of the location two weeks prior to the works commencement.

Lochee Road – pavement north side opposite Tullideph Road junction

Numerous West End residents have raised with me the overgrown ivy protruding across the pavement on the north side of Lochee Road opposite Tullideph Road junction.   It is actually on the Coldside side of the ward boundary but many local residents use this pavement.
 
Having contacted the council about this, I am pleased to report that work to address this has been agreed and is imminent.