Lochee Road and Logie Street – road resurfacing #dundeewestend

From the City Council :
 

Lochee Road (No 70 Logie Street to No 200 Lochee Road) – Carriageway Resurfacing Work

 
I wish to notify you that work is programmed to commence at the above location on Monday 8 July 2019 and will last for approximately 2 weeks. The contractor for the works is Tayside Contracts.
 
In the interest of public safety, a road closure will be implemented and through traffic will be diverted via City Road, Tullideph Road and reverse.
 
On-street parking will not be allowed on the section of carriageway being worked on. Vehicular access to properties with driveways will be maintained although we ask for vehicular traffic movements to be kept to a minimum and advise delays may be experienced.
 
Please note that pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained throughout the works.
 
Bus services will be affected by this closure and I would advise bus passengers to visit www.dundeetravelinfo.com, or telephone the bus operator for further details of diversion routes and alternative bus stops.
 
Please accept our apologies for any disruption these works may cause.   I am sure that you will understand that major road maintenance work is unavoidable and necessitates a degree of inconvenience to road users. 
 
If you have any queries regarding this matter please call 834126.
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Getting things done – City Road/Logie Street junction

Residents have pointed out to me that the white and yellow lining (including the yellow box markings) at the City Road/Logie Street junction are badly worn.
 
I have therefore asked the council’s Roads Maintenance Partnership to have these refreshed.

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.

Lighting on path – Logie Street to Tullideph Street/Place

Residents in the Tullideph area recently raised with me the poor lighting on the pathway from Logie Street to the Tullideph Street/Place junction.   This is a very well-used path as it provides the main route on foot from Tullideph to catching a bus on Logie Street.   Many of the path users are elderly, living in the Tullideph Sheltered Housing.
 
I contacted the council’s Street Lighting Partnership Manager about the lighting situation and she sent me a very helpful response as follows :
 
“I have had a look at the path in question and can understand the concerns that have been raised.  I will add a small capital scheme for additional lighting into next years programme.   Unfortunately we are fully committed both in terms of finance and workload for the current financial year.
 
In the meantime, may I suggest that the tree in the middle of the path be cut back? this may help to make the path a little more visible.”
 
On the overgrown tree aspect, the Assistant Forestry Officer has also responded positively :
 
“I have inspected the mature maple tree next to the footway leading to Logie Street.    I will arrange to crown lift, crown balance, crown thin and prune this tree … I will include this work in our current winter schedule and the works will be completed prior to any street lighting improvement works.”

Gettings things done … Ancrum Road/Logie Street

A resident recently asked me :
 
“… any idea when the cycle lane/advanced stop box will return to the Ancrum Road/Logie Street lights?”
 
I asked the City Council and received the following positive response :
 
“Unfortunately these road markings were not replaced when the Logie Street carriageway was resurfaced.
The Roads Maintenance Partnership has been advised of this and will make arrangements for these outstanding road markings to be replaced.”

 

City Road/Logie Street – road works complete

Further to my recent update about the road resurfacing and yellow box/lining painting at the junction of City Road and Logie Street, I am pleased to advise that the works were being completed at the start of this week – see right.
 
Having long-since requested the repainting of the yellow box markings here at the request of local residents, I am pleased this work has now been undertaken.

City Road/Logie Street – road works

Please see Public Notice below from the City Council regarding work commencing this morning.
 
The council’s Road Maintenance Partnership has advised me that, “City Road/Logie Street junction is to be closed to allow the junction to be resurfaced.  This will require City Road to be closed from its junction with Tullideph Road.”     
 
In addition to the better road surface, the good news is that this will finally allow for the repainting of the yellow box markings at the junction to be undertaken – something I have been requesting on behalf of residents for some time.
 
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:
 
1.   City Road (from Tullideph Place to Logie Street), Dundee.
 
2.   Ancrum Road (eastbound from Tullideph Road to Logie Street), Dundee
 
This notice comes into effect on Monday 25 February 2013 for 5 working days.
 
Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained.
 
Alternative routes for vehicles are available via Logie Street/Tullideph Road.
 
For further information contact 433168.
 
Director of City Development
Dundee City Council